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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.

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