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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Will benzonatate pearls get me high like cough syrup?

Benzonatate pearls: No these will not get you high like cough syrup.Because it does not contain narcotics like codeine, hydrocodone or dexomorphone. ...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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Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: It is fine to take both - no medication interaction. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, though, using these meds for more than a few doses without letting your doc know. ...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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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 i take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

Can i take tussin dm with Mucinex (guaifenesin) er?

No: There have been studies that show that honey works significantly better than cough / cold preparations. They do not work. My favorite thing to do for congestion or cough is simply saline to rinse out your sinuses, or the neil med sinus rinse which goes up and over to wash out your sinuses, but don't any of the otc cough/ cold stuff it just makes you worse. ...Read more

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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. Jane Van Dis
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Tessalon Perles (Definition)

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