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Can i take motrin and tessalon perles (benzonatate) together?

Motrin ; Tessalon: Hello, it is ok to take these two medications together. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a chronic cough?

Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a chronic cough?

Maybe: Tessalon pearls sometimes work very well. More importantly i would see your doctor to find out why you are coughing chronically. There is likely better medicines to take which may resolve your chronic cough. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles------is all this needed?

I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles------is all this needed?

Depends on scenario: Depends on what's the situation, what's being treated and what was found on physical exam. If the situation is simply a bacterial infection, and an annoying cough, then yes this is enough. Feel better! ...Read more

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What will happen if u inject tessalon perles (benzonatate)?

What will happen if u inject tessalon perles (benzonatate)?

Why??: Tessalon perles (benzonatate) are intended to be swallowed, not injected. They are used to help with a cough. I doubt there are any studies. My guess is that it would sting and possibly make you ill. Don't try it. ...Read more

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Would it help to take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for cough?

Would it help to take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for  cough?

Maybe: When possible it is best to treat the cause of the cough, but when a cough has irritated your throat and thereby cause more coughing tessalon perles (benzonatate) can help decrease the cough. ...Read more

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I was perscribed tessalon perles (benzonatate) for my cough but its not working what's the next meds I should check out?

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

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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.

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.

Contact Doctor: Neither of those medications treat the underlying cause of your cough. If you are not getting better then you must contact your doctor to see what to do next. ...Read more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking tessalon perles?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while taking tessalon perles?

Probably OK: These are to different class of medications and should not interact. More importantly is why one takes these meds and one's physician, who is familiar with diagnosis, can provide better guidance. ...Read more

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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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Tessalon Perles (Definition)

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