Flu & Infections

Benzonatate

Generic For Tessalon Perles
starting at $19.99

Benzonatate is a non-opioid cough suppressant used for the symptomatic relief of cough caused by the common cold, influenza (flu), and other acute respiratory illnesses. Benzonatate works to relax the cough reflex by acting directly on the throat and lungs.

  • Used for the short-term relief of a dry cough
  • Taken as 100 to 200 mg three times a day as needed for cough
  • Swallow capsule whole. Do not break, chew, dissolve, cut or crush
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects may include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, stuffy nose and headache. Serious side effects may include hallucination, confusion and numbness or tingling of the tongue, mouth, throat and face (especially if capsules are broken).

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