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Tessalon (Benzonatate) - Summary

 
 



TESSALON SUMMARY

TESSALON, a non-narcotic oral antitussive agent.

TESSALON is indicated for the symptomatic relief of cough.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Tessalon (Benzonatate)

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Cough Specialty [2014.06.25]
Title: Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
Category: Health News
Created: 6/25/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Pertussis and Whooping Cough Pictures Slideshow: Is Your Child Protected?
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Cough Specialty [2014.06.20]
Title: Pertussis and Whooping Cough Pictures Slideshow: Is Your Child Protected?
Category: Slideshows
Created: 1/27/2010 1:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2014.05.05]
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/3/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

OTC Cold and Cough Medications
Source: MedicineNet Allergy Treatment Begins At Home Specialty [2014.02.05]
Title: OTC Cold and Cough Medications
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 2/8/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cough
Source: MedicineNet Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Specialty [2014.02.04]
Title: Cough
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Tessalon (Benzonatate)

Cardiac arrest with residual blindness after overdose of Tessalon(R) (benzonatate) perles. [2011.08]
CONCLUSION: Ingestion of Tessalon(R), a seemingly innocuous and widely prescribed antitussive, may pose a risk to patients due to its potential for the rapid development of life-threatening adverse events and limited treatment options in the overdose setting. Rational prescribing and patient education is needed. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Benzonatate Ingestion Reported to the National Poison Center Database System (NPDS). [2010.12]
Little has been published on benzonatate ingestion, with the few case reports suggesting significant risk of seizures after poisoning. A 7-year retrospective review of all single substance ingestion of benzonatate reported to the National Poison Center Database System (NPDS) from 2000 to 2006...

Inhibition of cough-reflex sensitivity by benzonatate and guaifenesin in acute viral cough. [2009.06]
Acute cough due to viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common form of cough and accounts for tremendous expenditure on prescription and non-prescription cough products worldwide. However, few agents have been shown in properly conducted clinical trials to be effective for cough due to URI...

Inhibition of cough-reflex sensitivity by benzonatate and guaifenesin in acute viral cough. [2008.12.31]
Acute cough due to viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common form of cough and accounts for tremendous expenditure on prescription and non-prescription cough products worldwide. However, few agents have been shown in properly conducted clinical trials to be effective for cough due to URI...

Benzonatate for opioid-resistant cough in advanced cancer. [1998.01]
Chronic cough is a distressing symptom experienced by approximately 37% of patients with advanced cancer. Palliation of chronic nonproductive cough should always first address the underlying cause but in some patients chronic, nonproductive cough persists and antitussive agents are required... We report three patients with an opioid-resistant cough who achieved symptomatic relief with the peripherally acting nonopioid drug benzonatate.

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Reports of Suspected Tessalon (Benzonatate) Side Effects

Malaise (9)Depression (9)Vomiting (9)Stress (9)Abdominal Pain (7)Headache (7)Fatigue (7)Cleft Palate (7)Cleft LIP (7)Cognitive Disorder (7)more >>


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