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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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I have pneumonia and i'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and tessalon perles plus cough syrup------is all that okay?

Perhaps: I find that cough medicines like tessalon perles and non-codeine containing cough meds are not terribly effective for the cough from pneumonia. They are more effective for post nasal drip or tracheitis coughs. If the pneumonia is bacterial, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often very effective. If the pneumonia is viral-and many pneumonias are-the antibiotic will make no difference. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Tessalon Perles (Definition)

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