Ultimate cough medicine

I’ve been sick for over a week and had to buy my first cough medicine in years. Unfortunately I don’t know any of the brands here in Switzerland and had to rely on my husband to get one from the pharmacy, with the only condition that it be not foul-tasting. He ended up with a bottle that dispenses little drops, 20 to be taken 3 – 4 times a day.
It tastes like burnt cotton candy! Ugh! It coats my throat in a bizarre, searing way making me think I can’t swallow, then numbs over, and I swear that I will stop coughing by sheer force of will so I don’t have to repeat this experience ever again! Ack… Now that I think about it, maybe they were going for a creme brule flavor.
Dammit, I just coughed. I’m going to start growling instead.