Select the search type
  • Site
  • Web
Go

Answers from the BJC Experts

Ask the BJC Expert allows you to get the answers you need about a variety of health, medicine and exercise issues to help you live a more healthy life.

Please browse the most recent questions below or use the search the questions feature to see if the answer to your question is already given. If not, please submit a new question for our experts.

Can I take I benzonatate 100 MG with 1 teaspoon hydrocodone-chlorpheniram.

These are both cough suppressant medications. Benazonatate (Tessalon Perles) and hydrocodone-chlorpheniramine (Tussionex) have similar side effect profiles which can be more likely to occur if both are taken together. Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are sometimes used together. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing while taking these medicines, contact your health care provider immediately. Drink plenty of water while taking these and be careful if you must be alert. Take these only as needed.

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.286.2000
Copyright © 1997- 2021 BJC HealthCare. All Rights Reserved.