I refuse to use cough syrup. It makes me gag, and I have to make a concentrated effort not to toss my cookies for 5 minutes after I take it. Therefore, I just cough my lungs out or make due with Luden's cough drops. Much more preferable, in my opinion.
Cough medicine is disgusting, revolting, and all around terrible. I haven't had it since I was little. I might have had it 2 or 3 times, and then refused to take anymore. I didn't care how much I coughed, I was happy not to take that stuff. Blegh!!!
I had a chest infection in January I can not swallow pills so had an antibiotic as a liquid. Its pink but tastes of banana's and it feels like liquid chalk and swallowing it well put it this way if it happens again I will see if I can manage the pills instead. It was horrible.