BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

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Shelf Life of Benzonatate

A prescription for Benzonatate, 200mg tablet has an expiration date of August 2008.  Is this safe to take now? January 09
by Everett Strong in Dallas, TX, 01/22/2009

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Tessalon Perles

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule is used for the Treatment

Benzonatate (ben-ZOE-na-tate) Treats cough.

When To Not Use BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to benzonatate in the past.

How Should You Use BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Swallow the capsules whole; do not crush or chew. Chewing the capsule may numb your mouth and throat and you could choke.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Storage

Store BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Benzonatate is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old.

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Tightness in the chest or throat
  • Tremors, shakiness, seizures
  • Skin rash, itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea, upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Mild dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Stuffy nose

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule Ratings

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BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *


Bob LeRoy, ohio - 09/02/2010

I took as directed and still coughed throughout the night. It was as if I had not taken any medication.

BENZONATATE (Oral) (Capsule

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Paulette, san luis obispo, CA - 02/17/2008

I used to drink orange juice if I ever felt a cold coming on. This was important because my colds usually ended up turning into bronchitis, which was always a brutal experience. The orange juice trick usually didn't work, so I began taking Benzonatate, which ended up being excellent. So far, it has worked every time.