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Learn more about benzonatate

What dosages is benzonatate available in?

What dosages is benzonatate available in?

benzonatate is available as a 100 mg and 200 mg oral capsule.

What is benzonatate used for?

What is benzonatate used for?

benzonatate is an antitussive and is used to treat cough in people ages 10 years and older.

How does benzonatate work?

How does benzonatate work?

benzonatate is an antitussive, meaning it’s a cough suppressant. It works by numbing certain nerves in your lungs and airways, which lessens the urge to cough.

How do I take benzonatate?

How do I take benzonatate?

benzonatate is typically taken as 100 mg to 200 mg by mouth three times a day as needed for cough. The maximum dose is 600 mg a day.

Is it safe for me to take benzonatate?

Is it safe for me to take benzonatate?

benzonatate is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

benzonatate Common Side Effects

benzonatate Common Side Effects

  • Common side effects of benzonatate:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • benzonatate Serious Side Effects

    benzonatate Serious Side Effects

    Serious side effects are rare with benzonatate. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

    Allergic reactions: hives, itchiness, rash, dizziness, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
    Bronchospasm (from breaking or sucking on capsule): light-headedness, dizziness, trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, feeling tired

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on benzonatate

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on benzonatate

  • There are no major drug interactions listed for benzonatate. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.
  • Who makes benzonatate?

    Who makes benzonatate?

    Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

    Is benzonatate safe in pregnancy?

    Is benzonatate safe in pregnancy?

    It is also not known whether TESSALON can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. TESSALON should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.


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