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Tessalon Perles Expectorant
Motrin ; Tessalon: Hello, it is ok to take these two medications together. ...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?
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
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.
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
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
Tessalon perles (benzonatate) given for cough. Scared of side effects--says hallucinations possible?! is this a generally safe medication?
Yes: It is usually a very safe medication. ...Read more
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.
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
Hello! I have the flu and was wondering if I could take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and an over the counter night time cold/flu medicine together?
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
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
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?
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
Stops vs thins: An expectorant is a medicine that thins out mucous, making it easier to mobilize and get out. Usually you'll see Guaifenesin as the active ingredient. A cough suppressant stops the body from wanting to cough. This can be ok at night, since you're not supposed to cough anyways, but not a good idea during the day, so mucous keeps moving. Of course, neither is ok for children until at least 4 to 6 y. ...Read more