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Im taking benzonate and wondering if i can take other cough

Customer Question

hello im taking benzonate and wondering if i can take other cough meds with it its not working
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: no allergies, and am diabetic i take metforman, gliboride, zyrtec, b12 complex,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: cinnamon/ chromium
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

What is your age & gender?

Since how long you have the cough?

Do you have dry cough or is there any phlegm?

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Thank you.

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Dr.Josh

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
55yr old mail
congestion for about 4 days
some phlegm, not green
looking for something to help me sleep till i cal go back to Dr in the morning
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

Benzonatate is a nonnarcotic cough suppressant. It works in the airway and lungs to reduce the cough reflex. This helps to relieve cough.

Sometimes the cough lasts for several weeks.This is because the bronchial tree is taking a long time to heal.Use a humidifier to help keep the air moist and your sputum thin. This makes it easier to cough up the sputum.

Yes,you can take other cough medications such as mucinex cough syrup. It contains an expectorant called guaifenesin that helps to help loosen the phlegm and make it easier to cough up from the airways.It is available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help you greatly in treating cough & relieving the chest congestion.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Dear customer

Do you have any other follow up question?

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 8 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Following will further help you to cure the cough quickly:

  • Spitting will help greatly.Instead of swallowing or ignoring the mucus,spit it into a tissue or the sink every time.

 

  • Inhaling humidified air promotes moisture of the upper airway, helping to clear secretions and exudate.
  • Keep a humidifier running in your room.
  • Use an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day.This will provide you dramatic relief.

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