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A 38-year-old female asked:

can i take tessalon perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? they have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

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Dr. Michael Morris
General Surgery 51 years experience
Both work well for c: both drugs work differently but can be used together. Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage. Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms Hope you are not a smoker.

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