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Benzonatate vs. Dextromethorphan for Cough

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Benzonatate

Rx
/ 538 posts

Dextromethorphan

OTC
/ 7,780 posts
Other Names: Robitussin   Cough Suppressant   Delsym   Dexalone   Benylin
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 538 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 7,780 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Benzonatate or 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaoctacosan-28-yl para-butylaminobenzoate is a non-opioid oral antitussive (cough suppressant) with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours. Since it is not an opioid, benzonatate is not prone to abuse li... Read more on Wikipedia
Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is one of the active ingredients in many Over-the-counter drug common cold and cough medicines, such as Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, and ot... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Benzonatate vs. Dextromethorphan

10 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
(benzonatate) almost immediately helped to relieve my...
...counter dextromethorphan (400mg) had no ...Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) almost immediately helped ...
My OB prescribed benzonatate over the phone. It's supposed...
...for a month. My OB prescribed benzonatate over the phone. It's supposed ...I threw up. They gave me an albuterol inhaler. The NP said ...that Robitussin is a no-no (Dextromethorphan). WTH?!...
if you have perscription benzonatate DS gelcaps that would...
...inflamed throat. To numb the pain, I advise taking an NSAID and Dextromethorphan. Or if you have perscription benzonatate DS gelcaps that ...believe that your respritory system inflamation is on...
Perles is Benzonatate and in the US one can also get...
Tessalon Perles is Benzonatate and in the US one ...Tessalin, and Ventussin. It is a cough suppressant and isn't habit forming like codine or dextromethorphan....
Benzonatate montelukast and cromolyn are for asthma,...
...Benzonatate montelukast and cromolyn ...abuse codeine and dextromethorphan....
They compare it to benzocaine...
...studied for levels in breastmilk: http://www.medicinenet.com/benzonatate/article.htm They compare it to benzocaine ...Mother's Companion says both dextromethorphan and guiaiafenesin are safe...
Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) into breastmilk. We know that...
...Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) into breastmilk. ...antitussive medications, codeine is probably a better choice during breastfeeding as we have data. ...medication such as dextromethorphan is ...
Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) into breastmilk. We know that...
...on transfer of Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) into breastmilk. We know that ...Non-prescription cough medication such as dextromethorphan is the safest of the...
is called benzonatate. @GinnyJ2012 Thanks for the link....
...not an option. The day time medicine is called benzonatate. @GinnyJ2012 Thanks for the link. I'm sure it will ...in them. She said the dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM), Tylenol Cold and...
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