When you get sick do you take medicine? It doesn't have to be just cough medicine, any type of medicine to relieve your symptoms. I just got sick for the first time this year, seems to happen about the same time every year, and I usually stay away from any type of medicine, unless it's unbearable. Which usually occurs at night and I'm rolling around for hours, then I take something. I think I've only taken aspirin like 5 times in my life. I try to stay away from anything unnatural. This brings me to another question, are doses too general? I'm an adult but, I weigh about 120. Does body weight play a part in this? How can the same dose be applied to a man that's 120 and a man that's near 300? Does that make sense? Sometimes I take a half a dose. So cough medicine, pain relievers etc, yes, no?