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A 19-year-old male asked:

diagnosed with bronchitis. prescribed amoxicillian. can i take mucinex (guaifenesin) with it.?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Amoxicillin: Yes, you can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with amoxicillin.

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