Generic Name: benzonatate
Drug Class: antitussive
Tessalon Perles Indications
Tessalon Perles is an oral prescription drug used for the symptomatic relief of cough among adults and children 10 years of age and above. It treats coughs that are caused by common colds and breathing problems, including asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Tessalon Perles Dosage Forms
This is available in Tessalon Perles 100 mg and 200 mg capsules.
Tessalon Perles Mechanism of Action
This acts as a local anesthetic that works by anesthetizing and lessening the activity of the vagal stretch receptors or the nerve fibers located in the respiratory passageway, pleura, and lungs. When the vagal stretch receptors are stimulated, they send an impulse to the cough center in the medulla. This leads to the inhibition of cough production and cough reflex activity.
How to Take Tessalon Perles
Before you start treatment with Tessalon Perles capsule, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. Unless you fully understand how any medication should be used, you should not take it. If you need additional medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This capsule is usually prescribed three times a day and can be taken with or without a meal. After you swallow the tablet, drink fluids right away. Avoid chewing or sucking this medication because it may cause loss of feeling in the mouth and throat or cause choking.
Schedule a dosing schedule, so you don’t miss your dose. Do not increase or decrease your Tessalon Perles dose. It is also advisable not to take this oral drug more frequently than prescribed.
Tessalon Perles Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Mental or mood changes
-Loss of feeling in the chest
-A burning sensation in the eyes
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Tessalon Perles.
If adverse reactions are severe or persistent, call your doctor immediately.
Warnings and Precautions when using Tessalon Perles
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to benzonatate or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Be aware of any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives, and rashes. Seek emergency medical attention if this occurs.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of cardiovascular diseases and breathing problems. Also, in order to avoid possible drug interactions, all prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking should be discussed.
Dizziness and drowsiness are among the adverse effects of this antitussive. Safety precautions should be taken when doing tasks requiring alertness and vision clarity. Further, drinking alcohol can worsen your symptoms or worsen your side effects. Avoid drinking alcohol while on this treatment.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should not administer this medication unless the physician has discussed all the risks. Take this drug only if extremely needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Tessalon Perles used for?
Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) is being prescribed to patients with common colds and breathing problems. This medication is classified as an antitussive. This is not indicated for children younger than 10 years.
Does Tessalon Perles make you sleepy?
Among the common adverse effects of this medication is drowsiness. This is why people should take caution when using this oral drug.
Is Tessalon Perles used for pneumonia?
This oral medication is given to patients with breathing problems, like pneumonia. It eases the cough caused by the disease.
Is Tessalon Perles good for COVID?
There are still no clinical trials to prove that this medication can help cure or manage COVID.
Where can I buy Tessalon Perles?
You may purchase this product from any physical drugstores and online pharmacies. Make sure to purchase from licensed pharmacies to ensure your safety.
Can I get Tessalon Perles over the counter?
This product is a prescription medication. It is required that we have a valid prescription in order to dispense this medication.