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Benzonatate Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
Want to help you: But don't know what your question is. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
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
Yes: No interaction, good luckGet a more detailed answer ›
Benzonanate&aspirin: Yes you can there is no contraindication. ...Read more
No: No you should never smokeGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: This should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was perscribed tessalon perles (benzonatate) for my cough but its not working what's the next meds I should check out?
Tessalon: This type of drug is designed to reduce coughing. Yu may want to look forther into your cough as it may be produced by numerous conditions like chronic bronchitis, asthma, gerd, etc. If you are taking an ace inhibtior for blood pressure, this may also be a cause. Please look into it ...Read more
I have a cough that now brings up mucus. Have tried musinex and benzonatate and neither seem to help much. Is there anything else I can take?
What do you advise if doctor prescribed me 200mg benzonatate. Instructions say take one capsule 3 times daily. How far apart should I take them?
See below: It would be ok to take them spaced out evenly three times a day while awake. Or, if you want to be precise, every 8 hours. ...Read more
Can you take benzonatate and Theraflu (or NyQuil) at the same time? Trying to get some sleep and wonder if taking these simultaneously is OD'ing.
No problem: Taking both of those should be just fine. Get some rest! ...Read more
I am currently taking benzonatate a cough, but when I start coughing I can't stop to even catch a breath til I drink something. What could cause this?
Can you take guiatuss AC and tessalon perles (benzonatate) together? I received tessalon for day and guiatuss AC for night but I am hacking so bad during day.
Cough: Yes you can take both, no interaction. ...Read more
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
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
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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