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A 40-year-old female asked:

tessalon perles (benzonatate) given for cough. scared of side effects--says hallucinations possible?! is this a generally safe medication?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tessalon: Tessalon is a relatively safe drug.
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is usually a very safe medication.

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