A 52-year-old member asked:
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Is benzonatate narcotic?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
No: It is a non-narcotic cough suppressant.
Answered on Mar 3, 2013
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Dr. Michael Dansie
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Cough Medication: Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours.
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Dr. Vandana Kumra
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No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages.
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Not likely: Tessalon perles (benzonatate) are used to treat coughing. They provide a local anesthetic to cough receptor triggers. It is unlikely that they would c ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Not related: Not related.

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