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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Benzonatate (Overview)

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours.


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Can benzonatate 200 mg get you high?

Can benzonatate 200 mg get you high?

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 doesn't have significant addictive potential. If you take it as directed and have unexpected effects, please notify the prescribing provider. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
91 Doctors shared insights

Benzonatate (Overview)

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours.


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Is benzonatate 100 mg cap safe for 8 yr old child?

Is benzonatate 100 mg cap safe for 8 yr old child?

No: In the us the drug is indicated for use in children aged 10 and above. It is probably best to avoid its use in an eight year old. ...Read more

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Benzonatate capsule effect?

Benzonatate capsule effect?

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 extremely well. ...Read more

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Can u get high off of benzonatate?

Can u get high off of benzonatate?

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 doesn't have significant addictive potential. If you take it as directed and have unexpected effects, please notify the prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Could you get high off benzonatate?

Could you get high off benzonatate?

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. ...Read more

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Can benzonatate 200 mg get you high?

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 doesn't have significant addictive potential. If you take it as directed and have unexpected effects, please notify the prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: benzonatate?

Cough Medication: Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours. ...Read more

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Benzonatate capsule! Please reply asap, what to do?

Want to help you: But don't know what your question is. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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But I am only supposed to take 3 benzonatate a day. They work well but only last about 4 hours?

But I am only supposed to take 3 benzonatate a day. They work well but only last about 4 hours?

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 for long enough, there are stronger medications that can be prescribed, though not through an online consult. See someone. ...Read more

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I took some benzonatate around 8:30 pm it's now 12:45 am and I woke up coughing like crazy, I took 200mg, is it same to take more? Like another 100mg

I took some benzonatate around 8:30 pm it's now 12:45 am and I woke up coughing like crazy, I took 200mg, is it same to take more? Like another 100mg

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 your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a 13 year old take 200 mg of benzonatate?

Ask your physician: Please check with your physician to confirm this is acceptable to him or her--without knowing if you have other health conditions or what exactly you are dealing with now, it would not be wise to tell you that it is ok to take. I will say that the maximum daily dose of Benzonatate is 600mg, and it is often prescribed in 100mg or 200mg capsules for anyone over 10 years old. ...Read more

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I just chewed a benzonatate softgel. Should I be worried?

No: But I would be extra careful when eating and drinking for the next hour or two as you may be numb and at an increased risk of aspiration. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take excedrin a day after taking benzonatate?

Why are you: Taking Excedrin? You haven't given much in the way of symptoms that would indicate the need. That being said, there should be no contraindication to using so long as you have taken Excedrin before without adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I chewed a benzonatate softgel?

Can you tell me what to do if I chewed a benzonatate softgel?

Should be fine: This can potentially cause an overdose by releasing too much medicine at once. Especially in kids or if lots of capsules are chewed at once. You will likely have numbing of the mouth and throat. Avoid eating/swallowing until the numbness wears off, as this could cause aspiration. Systemic signs of overdose: confusion, sedation, hallucinations. If this hasn't happened yet, you are probably fine. ...Read more

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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages. ...Read more

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Can benzonatate (tessalon) make you drowsy?

Can benzonatate (tessalon) make you drowsy?

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 cause fatigue or drowsiness, but to be sure, don't take your fist dose ever and then operate a car, boat, plane, tractor, etc. ...Read more

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Is benzonatate 100 mg cap safe for 8 yr old child?

No: In the us the drug is indicated for use in children aged 10 and above. It is probably best to avoid its use in an eight year old. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tessalon Perles (Definition)

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