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Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.

Both work well for c: both drugs work differently but can be used together. Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage. Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms Hope you are not a smoker. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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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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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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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Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a cough caused by acid reflux/gerd?

Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a cough caused by acid reflux/gerd?

Treat GERD instead: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...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?

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

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I was given tessalon perles, singular, and Ventolin inhaler last week, then a Z-pack Tuesday. Still have a dry hacking cough. Anything else to do?

I was given tessalon perles, singular, and Ventolin inhaler last  week, then a Z-pack Tuesday. Still have a dry hacking cough. Anything else to do?

Mgt: A virtual consult may be helpful. I would suggest seeing your PCP for cough that lingers or worsens over the next one week. You may need a course of antibiotics or steroids, depending on other factors. A spacer mask should be used with the inhaler for better delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Cough Suppressant (Definition)

Cough suppressants are a kind of antihistamine type drug and common cold or symptom drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Benzonatate (Definition)

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