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Doctor insights on: Benzonatate Softgels Dosage

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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Benzonatate (Definition)

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: benzonatate?

Please describe the medication: benzonatate?

Benzoate: Are the yellowish pearls, this is to suppressed cough. It works at the receptors. Does not causes sedation nor drowsiness. ...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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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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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Tessalon Perles (Definition)

Tessalon Perles is an expectorant which is a kind of common ...Read more