Compare Codeine guaifenesin vs. benzonatate

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Cheratussin Ac
(Codeine / Guaifenesin)

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(Benzonatate)

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Side effects
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How it works
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Type of medication
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Available as
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  • Liquid
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Cough
  • Cough
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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