Drug Combination Combats Cough

February 1, 2003

For patients with a persistent coughwho cannot take codeine, a combinationof benzonatate (1 or 2 100-mgcapsules tid prn), along with dextromethorphanand guaifenesin (2 or3 tsp tid prn), can be effective.

For patients with a persistent cough who cannot take codeine, a combination of benzonatate (1 or 2 100-mg capsules tid prn), along with dextromethorphan and guaifenesin (2 or 3 tsp tid prn), can be effective. (This combination is not recommended for children aged 10 years and under.)
- Richard Honaker, MD
   Carrollton, Tex

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