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What Is Tessalon Perles Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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?
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.
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.
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
How can I get tested for an allergy if i can't be off prednisone long enough to have my system clear out? I recently got bronchitis.Doc put me on tessalon & an azmacort inhaler.The next day, i had hives. The next day, worse.Next day hives & swollen lips
No need: What you are describing is not necessarily an allergy. Some individuals develop hives when they acquire a viral infection. Allergy testing is of no value in this case. You can always have a rast blood test, which is inferior to the skin test, but i still do not see the need for it in your case. The hives should subside once the infection resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take 400mg(2 perles) of Benzonatate at once,since taking the one perle of 200 mg isn't relieving my cough?
Not recommended: You are unlikely to get any additional benefit from a higher dose, but you may get unpleasant side effects. Consider a different cough suppressant, such as dextromethorphan or honey. If these are inadequate, your doctor may prescribe another medication depending on the cause of your cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: Yes you can take both, no interaction. ...Read more
Should be fine: This can potentially cause an overdose by releasing too much medicine at once. Especially in kids or if lots of capsules are chewed at once. You will likely have numbing of the mouth and throat. Avoid eating/swallowing until the numbness wears off, as this could cause aspiration. Systemic signs of overdose: confusion, sedation, hallucinations. If this hasn't happened yet, you are probably fine. ...Read more
Yes: Generally yes. However, benzonatate can cause drowsiness. The first generation antihistamines (such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) doxepin, chlorpheniramine, and hydroxyzine), can also cause drowsiness. Hence, the affect could be additive. With that in mind, you might want to consider taking a second generation antihistamine such as cetirizine, xyzal, fexofenadine, etc. ...Read more
YES: I suggest stsaggering doses by 2-4 hrs. ...Read more
Tessalon and guaifen: As far as i know. It is ok. I use them together all the time and have not heard or know of any interactions with the two that are worrisome . I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Benzonanate&ibuproph: Yes you can there is no contraindication. ...Read more