Delsym is amazing. I cannot explain why it works better than other medications with same active ingredients but it does. I have lung issues and every time I get sick it seems to settle into my chest. I've tried everything... Expensive cough meds, prescription cough syrups... Everything. Nothing has been as effective as delsym has. I'm a cheap guy, I buy generic for most things, but I will put out the money for this stuff without question. It also doesn't taste nearly as bad as all the other cough syrups. It's still a medication and I doubt anyone would say it's delicious but it's definitely not horrible.