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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Benzonoate is a drug that numbs cough receptors. It is not a narcotic and is used three times daily to suppress cough. For some patients it works ex ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: Benzonatate is an anesthetic which is often used to numb the throat in the context of cough. While almost any drug can be abused in some way, this one ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Benzonatate: I doubt it. Benzonate is a local anesthetic that helps to blocks the cough reflex by its local numbing effect on the throat. It is non-narcotic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shouldn't : Benzonatate is an anesthetic which is often used to numb the throat in the context of cough. While almost any drug can be abused in some way, this one ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Cough Medication: Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Until you cough: Only use if needed-this is to suppress cough not cure a problem.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Assuming cough: is the problem, you need to find the cause of the cough and treat it rather than just treating the symptom. If the prescribed med is not holding you ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Not really : You may want to speak to your doc about another cough suppressant or you could also make an appointment with HealthTap provider.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Best to follow label directions. That med works by a different mechanism than other cough meds. Would be better to add another cough med, recheck w yo ... Read More

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