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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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Media Articles Related to Tessalon (Benzonatate)

Whooping cough vaccine not associated with preterm delivery
Source: Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today [2014.11.12]
New research has found that the Tdap vaccine recommended to protect newborns from pertussis is not associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery or small birth sizes.

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Cough Specialty [2014.11.12]
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 11/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.10.28]
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
Source: MedicineNet Botulism Specialty [2014.10.28]
Title: Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
Category: Health News
Created: 10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2014.09.26]
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 9/25/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/26/2014 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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