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Q: Can I take Mucinex and benzonatate at the same time?

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Yes. Doctors may combine Mucinex and benzonatate because they treat coughs in different ways. Mucinex is a brand name for guaifenesin, which is an expectorant. It thins mucus, making it easier to cough up. Benzonatate is an antitussive that suppresses or quiets a cough. Brand names include Tessalon.

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  1. Benzonatate. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682640.html#brand-name-1
  2. Guaifenesin. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682494.html