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Is tessalon a narcotic?

Is tessalon a narcotic?

No: It is a ester type local anesthetic which anesthetizes respiratory passages decreasing the cough reflex. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Drug interaction: According to my sources, there are no interactions between theses two medications. Therefore, as long as they both are prescribed for you, they can be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Can tessalon and vicodin be taken together without negative consequences?

Can tessalon and vicodin be taken together without negative consequences?

Vicodin tessalon: The side effects of tessalon are constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nasal congestion; nausea; upset stomach. Vicodin may have the same side effects. - the answer to your question is that there may be consequences to using both together. ...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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How many hours do I need to space between 200mg doses of tessalon perles (benzonatate)?

How many hours do I need to space between 200mg doses of tessalon perles (benzonatate)?

4 hours: Tessalon usually starts working within 20 minutes of taking it with a duration of action of 3 - 8 hours. I would not take it more frequently than every 4 hours. Overdose is not generally a problem but the typical maximum dose is 600 - 800 mg per day. ...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 motrin and tessalon perles (benzonatate) together?

Motrin ; Tessalon: Hello, it is ok to take these two medications together. ...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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Can you take tessalon perles (benzonatate) with sudafed?

Drugs. Com: did not show any significant drug interactions between tessalon perles & regular sudafed. But there are many types of sudafed. ...Read more

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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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Can an adult take delsym (dextromethorphan) and tessalon perles together?

Can an adult  take delsym (dextromethorphan) and tessalon perles together?

Yes, but . . .: It's always best to ask your prescribing doc & dispensing pharmacist what to take and what to avoid. They can only do that if you tell them everything you take including OTC. More importantly, you need to be very specific & detailed. For instance, there are many versions of Delsym, (dextromethorphan) each w/various medication recipes. Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=844-2022,353-156 ...Read more

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Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Mgt: A bacterial infection may be the cause, and I think your PCP can consider a work up for pertussis. There are many causes, including asthma, reflux, and post nasal drip.
Stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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Bronchitis- how can I stop gagging when I cough? I take shallow breaths to avoid coughing. Taking tessalon perles (benzonatate) but still have coughing fits.

Bronchitis- how can I stop gagging when I cough? I take shallow breaths to avoid coughing. Taking tessalon perles (benzonatate) but still have coughing fits.

Mgt: I would suggest an inbox consultation. If you have been coughing for three weeks or more, please see your physician for a chest imaging study and pulmonary function test. Your GERDmay worsen during a viral illness, and medication may be adjusted ...Read more

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Will Tessalon perles (benzonatate) counter act plan b?

Will Tessalon perles (benzonatate) counter act plan b?

No: There are no known interactions between tessalon perles (benzonatate) and plan b. Good health. ...Read more

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Why does tessalon perles (benzonatate) give me the side effect of having me vomit?

Why does tessalon perles (benzonatate) give me the side effect of having me vomit?

See below: This is like hydrocodone a narcotic
narcotics slowl the GI stract
can cause constipation or nausea or vomiting
take with caution. ...Read more

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Does rizatriptan interact with tessalon pearles? I took them close together and was extremely drowsy and kind of dizzy.

Does rizatriptan interact with tessalon pearles? I took them close together and was extremely drowsy and kind of dizzy.

DRUG QUESTION: No documented 'interactions' however Tessalon commonly causes 'dizziness' (and ironically headache); while Rizatriptan can cause drowsiness. Taking the two together maybe augmenting these common side effects and making them more pronounced. ...Read more

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So I have a sinus infection got proscribed augmenton and tessalon but idk if I'm allergic to either how long after I take will I know?

So I have a sinus infection got proscribed augmenton and tessalon but idk if I'm allergic to either how long after I take will I know?

Can't tell: If you had never taken augmentin (its ingredients) or penicillin before, it will take 10 or more days for you to become allergic (if you do become allergic). If you have had the drug before, reactions may develop(if at all) in minutes or days depending on the type of allergic reaction. Have not encountered allergy to tessalon but people with red meat allergy may have problem with gelatin cap. ...Read more