Tessalon Perles (Oral)

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using benzonatate 100 mg with other drugs

Can I take benzonatate 100 mg with Cymbalta 20mg losartan 50mg, hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg, adavan 0.5(one a day) and benedryl? I had taken it once before, pre Cymbalta and adavan, and it really worked well for me.
by Martha G in Kentucky, 12/27/2017

Tessalon Pearles

Do Tessalon Pearls have any connection with Ester anesthetics?
by Faythe Dick in Kansas City, Mo, 01/31/2007

Using Benzonatate 100mg with other perscriptions

My questions is can I use Benzonatate 100mg if I currently take coreg 6.25mg, cymbalta 20mg, furosemide 20mg & Evista 60mg.  
by Emmy, 01/28/2007

Tessalon Perles

I was prescribed Tessalon Perles by my family doctor several years ago, for my recurring bronchitis and the accompaning severe coughing.  It helped me a lot. and have been wondering why doctors don't use it much presently.   I would...
by Melba Ray in KY, USA, 11/15/2006

Tessalon Perles (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Tessalon Perles (Oral)

Tessalon Perles (Oral) Medication Classification


Tessalon Perles (Oral) Brandname

Tessalon Perles

Tessalon Perles (Oral) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Tessalon Perles (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Tessalon Perles (Oral)

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 Tessalon Perles (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Tessalon Perles (Oral)

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.

Tessalon Perles (Oral) 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.

Tessalon Perles (Oral) 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

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Tessalon Perles (Oral)

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Faye, Ann Arbor MI - 03/16/2018

My doctor prescribed Tessalon Perles for a dry hacking cough I have had for nearly a year! I filled the prescription and took one - within about half an hour I felt extremely irritable, upset, depressed and scared. I am not finding any information online that mentions this as a side effect, but it occurred after taking this medication. Has anyone else experienced this?