Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

Rose is Rose

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  1. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 4 years ago

    I am curious as to know what the brand/taste of this medicine that has Rose running…

  2. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, over 4 years ago

    Probably Robotusin-D or its competitor which looked about the same and tasted even nastier.

  3. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, over 4 years ago

    Triamenic was always good.

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 4 years ago

    Terpin hydrate! Only cough suppressant I ever had that
    actually SUPPRESSED a cough. And you can’t get it any
    more ’cause some officious government agency has
    decreed so for reasons known only to itself .
    Rozhenke, it could have been worse: a whole TABLEspoon!

  5. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, over 4 years ago

    I know someone who always says they have a cough or cold and they always are taking NyQuil…
    Green teeth, now that’s a picture to keep anyone from using the stuff

  6. serenasakitty

    serenasakitty said, over 4 years ago

    It’s gotta be Buckleys.

  7. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’m currently using Claritin and Delsym for my cough. I also sometimes take Tyenol Cold (liquid) instead of Delsym.

  8. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, over 4 years ago

    “Relief is just a ‘swallow’ away”! Rose thinks that’s for the birds!

  9. BlackHawkDon

    BlackHawkDon said, over 4 years ago

    Croaton Oil is grand for a cough. As a super laxative, you are afraid to cough after one dose.

  10. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago


    I think it is safe to say that it was the codeine that got terpin hydrate taken off the market. To much fun to take.

  11. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 4 years ago

    Anything’s better than codliver oil and honey! Love you Grandma, rest in peace!

  12. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago



  13. Chris Weaver

    Chris Weaver said, over 4 years ago

    Now now, Rose, it’s for your own good!

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    Nihilist: To say nothing of being almost 40 proof!

  15. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 4 years ago


    Terpin hydrate was banned by the FDA as being ineffective, which is a crock. However, its use was as an expectorant (loosening mucus), not as a cough suppressant. It was derived from substances like camphor, and and can probably get similar effects from Vicks Vapo-Rub or Ben Gay (but you shouldn’t eat those.)

    For use as a cough supressant, terpin hydrate was combined with codeine, which would have been the part that actually suppressed the cough reflex.) The combination makes a lot of sense.

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