What is tessalon drug used for?

What is tessalon drug used for?

This medication is used to treat coughs caused by the common cold and other breathing problems (e.g., pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma). It works by reducing the reflex in the lungs that causes the urge to cough.

What kind of medicine is tessalon?

Benzonatate is used to relieve coughing. Benzonatate is a non-narcotic cough medicine that numbs the throat and lungs, making the cough reflex less active. Benzonatate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Is tessalon a codeine?

Benzonatate is unrelated to narcotics such as codeine which are frequently used to suppress coughs.

Is tessalon a controlled substance?

Tessalon Perles is used in the treatment of cough and belongs to the drug class antitussives. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Tessalon Perles 100 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Who should not take Benzonatate?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to benzonatate or topical numbing medicines such as tetracaine or procaine (found in some insect bite and sunburn creams). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Benzonatate is not approved for use by anyone younger than 10 years old.

What is the most effective OTC cough suppressant?

In 2019, 44% of pharmacists surveyed in Pharmacy Times®’ 2019 OTC Guide® recommended Delsym (dextromethorphan) as a first-line cough suppressant. Another 30% suggested Mucinex DM (guaifenesin/dextromethorphan), and 20% advocated for Robitussin (guaifenesin).

Can Tessalon Perles make you cough more?

Benzonatate is related to a type of drug called ester local anesthetics. It works locally by numbing the stretch receptors in your lungs, throat, and airways. When you breathe, you stimulate these stretch receptors, which causes you to cough.

Is benzonatate good for bronchitis?