Benzonatate

Last Update April 26, 2016
Benzonatate is a respiratory medication.
Uses: Benzonatate is prescribed for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
Other brands: Tessalon, Tessalon Perles
Benzonatate or 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaoctacosan-28-yl para-butylaminobenzoate is a non-opioid oral antitussive (coug...
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for Cough
4.1
Concern level
2.4
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Positive 96 "I have a bad cough for two months after a cold, postnasal drip make me cough continuously, I feel tired and helpless, until I start taking benzonatate 100mg 3/day, this medication is working well on... "Read more positive discussions
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BENZONATATE
| JANET LASTOVA
IS THIS A ANTIHISTAMINE ?
October 17, 2015
Trying to find out to

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Cough got better chest hurt less but then a runny nose
| Anita
I had a nasty cough for about a weaek and I went to the doctor he prescribed me Benzonate and it helped my cough and the chest pain but caused me to have a runny nose which is actually common and a mild side effect.

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Facts about Benzonatate

What does Benzonatate treat?
What does Benzonatate look like?
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Strength : 100 mg
Pill imprint : 133
Color : Yellow
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 200 mg
Pill imprint : PA83
Color : Yellow
Shape : Capsule
Attribution
C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Benzonatate during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Benzonatate
There may be a negative interaction between Benzonatate and alcohol.
How do I obtain Benzonatate?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Benzonatate?
Pill
What dosages are available?
100 mg Capsule, 150 mg Capsule, 200 mg Capsule
Ingredients
Benzonatate
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