BENZONATATE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 040587/001.

Names and composition

"BENZONATATE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BENZONATATE.

Answered questions

How long does it take for benzonatate to work?
benzonatate / tessalon pe ? Asked by Devon Gilfoy 3 months ago.

Benzonatate is a medication taken orally to suppress coughs. It has an anesthetic (numbing) action similar to that of benzocaine and "numbs" the stretch sensors in the lungs. It is the stretching of these sensors with breathing that causes the cough. Benzonatate begins to work within 15 to 20 minutes, and its effects last for approximately 3 hours. Benzonatate is unrelated to narcotics such as codeine which are frequently used to suppress coughs. (Another frequently used cough suppressant, dextromethorphan, which is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold preparations, is a derivative of the narcotics.) Benzonatate was approved by the FDA in 1958. SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent adverse reactions of benzonatate include sedation, headache, mild dizziness, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Good Luck ! Answered by Kendal Jakovac 3 months ago.

Does Benzonatate Work Answered by Lindy Breard 3 months ago.

I once suffered from Chronic Bronchitis. I would suffer sometimes 3 to 4 times per year! Usually when there was a major change in the pressure outside (I live in the north, and the temperature spikes and dips do wonders to chronic sufferers of bronchitis!). Each time I would get horrible hacking coughs, hoarking up green phlegm..it was so frustrating! The key to getting rid of your bronchitis is to find a way to completely eliminate the germs that are causing all the phlegm and irritation leading to your hoarking cough and heavy breathing. Keep reading to learn how to do kill these germs!! This page it will change your life and make you feel 100% better within just 24 hours! Answered by Amber Cenci 3 months ago.

will is get rid of mucus Answered by Charmaine Ormes 3 months ago.


Cough medicine benzonatate question? ?
So I just got diagnosed with acute bronchitis, I also have chronic asthma.I usually get prescribed tylenol #3 or #4 which has always work with my yearly bouts of bronchitis, but this time my doctor gave me benzonatate,I'm willing to try it,but if it doesn't work up to par as expected, is it okay to... Asked by Hyacinth Colvin 3 months ago.

So I just got diagnosed with acute bronchitis, I also have chronic asthma. I usually get prescribed tylenol #3 or #4 which has always work with my yearly bouts of bronchitis, but this time my doctor gave me benzonatate, I'm willing to try it,but if it doesn't work up to par as expected, is it okay to request a stronger cough medicine over the phone? Or are doctors really strict now? I'm only 19 btw and feel odd asking for specific medications because of the druggie stigma associated with teenagers, I have a good relationship with my doc and don't want to screw it up. Answered by Lavona Builes 3 months ago.

Benzonatate stops coughs by acting on the "cough reflexes" in the lungs. It numbs something called your "stretch receptors" in your lungs so you don't cough. It has a much different mechanism than the tylenol with codeine. I have taken Benzonatate. It worked quite well, within 15 minutes. It did make me feel a little bit "loopy", but if your physician prescribed it, I would definitely try it. Your chronic asthma may limit the type of cough medications he/she wants you to take. It's OK to ask your physician, "Will this medication work as well as [whatever you are used to]?" "What's the difference in the way this new medication works?" "How is this medication different than the one I had last time?" It's also OK to say, "Tylenol with codeine has worked well for me in the past, so if the Benzonatate doesn't work very well, can I contact your office?" Answered by Catrina Hamme 3 months ago.

Cough Medicine Benzonatate Answered by Hilaria Belin 3 months ago.


IC benzonatate concern?
Hi I'm 13 years old and on January 12 I was prescribed IC benzonatate for cough for possible bronchitis. I didn't get it filled because I figured it would go away and the cough died down for about a week. Now I'm experiencing sore throat, light headaches, runny/stuffy nose, lots of coughing producing... Asked by Bryan Leitheiser 3 months ago.

Hi I'm 13 years old and on January 12 I was prescribed IC benzonatate for cough for possible bronchitis. I didn't get it filled because I figured it would go away and the cough died down for about a week. Now I'm experiencing sore throat, light headaches, runny/stuffy nose, lots of coughing producing phlem, and a tiny light fever. I think it's just a cold as I've been outside in 20-40* weather twice for about 2 hours at a time. My parents still filled my prescription though and I just took the first pill. Can I just take 1 per day or do I have to take the "3 per day as needed"? I don't really like pills, no matter how small. Also, is it okay if I took this and it ends up not being bronchitis but just a common cold? I know it's not specific for bronchitis but just making sure. We filled the prescription 13 days after so is it still okay to use? He told us if coughing persists to fill it in 4ish days but like I said, the coughing died down. Also, immediately after I took the pill I noticed chest pain but if that were from the pill, wouldn't it have taken longer for that effect to set in? Not to mention I was also diagnosed with costochondritis so that may be that but the chest pains WERE dying down. The pain is in the left side, what could it be? **I took the pill with water, is that okay? I know it's a lot but please help thanks Answered by Christy Jaroscak 3 months ago.

Benzonatate is a cough suppressant. It's healthy to cough to clear phlegm from your lungs when you have a cold. If a cough is keeping you up at night maybe take one an hour or before bed but otherwise I wouldn't. It's not an antibiotic so it won't treat an infection it simply stops the urge to cough. Your chest pain may be due to a costo flare up or it may just be muscular from coughing. An anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen will help with the pain and reduce your temperature. Getting outdoors wrapped up warmly is good for a cold. Fresh, humid air is good for your chest. Answered by Jaimie Mckeand 3 months ago.

Ic Benzonatate Answered by Jann Siddall 3 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: IC benzonatate concern? Hi I'm 13 years old and on January 12 I was prescribed IC benzonatate for cough for possible bronchitis. I didn't get it filled because I figured it would go away and the cough died down for about a week. Now I'm experiencing sore throat, light headaches, runny/stuffy nose, lots of... Answered by Eda Hardison 3 months ago.


Does anyone know if the medication benzonatate causes nausea and if so how long will the symptoms last?
Asked by Caterina Ferreyra 3 months ago.

Benzonatate may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: upset stomach constipation drowsiness headache dizziness stuffed nose burning in the eyes Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately: rash or hives itching difficulty breathing or swallowing confusion seeing things that do not exist (hallucinating) If your symptoms are extremely bothersome, discontinue use and consult your doctor for a replacement medication. Answered by Constance Throckmorton 3 months ago.


Benzonatate overdose?
What happens if you take 600 mg at once? And what about 800? Asked by Van Herrin 3 months ago.

An overdose of benzonatate can be fatal, especially to a child. Accidental death has occurred in children under 2 years old who took only 1 or 2 capsules. Overdose symptoms may include numbness in the mouth or throat, feeling restless or very sleepy, tremors or shaking, seizure (convulsions), slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, and slow breathing (breathing may stop). Answered by Ione Ellefson 3 months ago.


What is benzonatate? And do drug dealers sell it?
What are its effects? Asked by Charleen Sahr 3 months ago.

Benzonatate, a nonnarcotic oral antitussive agent it comes as a Soft Gelatin Capsules law prohibits dispensing without prescription as it can produce a temporary local anesthesia I'm sure there are some would would stup to selling anything . Answered by Tonja Ryder 3 months ago.

Benzonatate is a cough suppressant available only by prescription. It is non-narcotic. Answered by Alena Verrelli 3 months ago.

What Is Benzonatate Answered by Dorinda Grev 3 months ago.


Yes my son has a sinus infection and drainage and the doctor put my son on benzonatate 100mg capsules for?
caughing and amixicillian. he has been caughing non stop even with the medications and i was wandering if there was something else that i could try for the caughing? he also has mild asthma. thanks much. Asked by Clarita Sump 3 months ago.

benzonatate is simply a cough suppressant and will not act if it is allergic cough. moreover if there is infection in the respiratory tract, suppressing cough may be dangerous. may be taking Cetrizine /chlorpheniramine along with sputum liquifiers like N-acetyl cysteine or ambroxol will help. amoxycillin is a good antibiotic. also try gargling with warm saline (water with a dash of salt) Answered by Hertha Azzano 3 months ago.

It's never a good idea to mix over the counter medicine (like cough syrup), with other meds.... and especially not a good idea to use any medicine for a child who has asthma, without talking to the doctor. How long has been on the antibiotic and the cough medicine? His cough might be coming more from his sinus drainage, than anything. I noticed that the meds you listed didn't include an antihistamine/ decongestant.... you might call the doc, and ask if your son can take these.... Increase the clear fluids, like water or juice... he needs more fluids to help lubricate his lungs, and create an easier and more effective cough... he also needs more fluids because of the antibiotics. Answered by Norman Ceretti 3 months ago.

robitussin is real good. and you can take it if on other meds. my daughter has glacoma and she is only 14 so i have to watch every medicine she takes. she also has asthma. and robitussin is what all doctors recommend. i found the generic works as well. good luck and best wishes. they also have a robitussin that helps with sinus infections i think its robitussin pe just check on the box. Answered by Jessica Gnegy 3 months ago.

the doctor should diagnose the cause of sinusitis to treat the sinusitis cough is a symptom of sinusitis specially at night because of post nasal drip. some times the cause of sinusitis is an allergy in the nasopharynx so he may need anti allergic preparations. Answered by Deeanna Koob 3 months ago.


Im wanting to know what benzonatate is used for?
it is a prescription i got today . Asked by Aisha Ryu 3 months ago.

Benzonatate (the generic name) is a non-narcotic drug used to treat cough. the brand name is Tessalon Pearle. Answered by Jermaine Siddall 3 months ago.

benzonatate is a plant derivative from papaver somniferum, it is a analgesic derived used as an anti-tussive agent. Answered by Lacresha Rodarte 3 months ago.


Should I take Benzonatate (aka. Tessalon Perles) for cough brought on by acid reflux/GERD?
I have been having this dry cough for several years now, there is no phlegm accompanying the cough, and the coughs almost always start at the end of a meal. Would it help to take Benzonatate (aka. Tessalon Perles) for this cough? What are the side effects, if any? Asked by Jarrod Conkling 3 months ago.

You need to see your GI Docotr for proper treatment of Gerd. Answered by Tobie Appana 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
040587/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040587/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040597/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040597/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040627/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040682/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040682/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040749/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040795/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040795/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040851/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040851/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
040851/003 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
081297/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
081297/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
091133/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
091133/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
091310/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
091310/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
201209/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
202765/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
011210/001 TESSALON BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
011210/003 TESSALON BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
040587/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040587/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040597/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040597/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040627/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040682/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040682/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040749/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040795/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040795/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
040851/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
040851/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
040851/003 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
081297/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
081297/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
091133/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
091133/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
091310/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 100MG
091310/002 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG
201209/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 150MG
202765/001 BENZONATATE BENZONATATE CAPSULE/ORAL 200MG

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