User Reviews for Tessalon
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Reviews for Tessalon to treat Cough
Review by Jenny B.:
My sister loaned me a few of her Benzonatate while I was at her house suffering from a cough. It worked very well. Now I am on antibiotics and have just gotten home from a 9 hour drive. This is day three and I am hacking and hacking!!! Not working so I added a 400 mg. Guaifenesin to my regimen. Seems to be calming down finally but the cough and congestion is still terrible. I will report back in 24 hours to see if the combination of the two works.
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November 13, 2013 6:44 PM
Review by cherrilea:
I have had allergies for months. The drainage caused me to develop a severe case of bronchitis which triggered my asthma to be worse than ever before. Nothing was working for my cough which was keeping me awake night after night. Sleeping sitting up on the couch for 30 min at a time... Doc at ER gave me 2 Tessalon. Cough stopped almost immediately. First night of sleep I have had in weeks. Thank heavens she wrote me a prescription. Now I am looking forward to my second night cough free. Thank God for small miracles.
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March 1, 2013 11:38 PM
Review by kaykscott:
It seems to have taken the edge off, I'm not "barking" coughing anymore but still wide awake at 4:30am and coughing all night.
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February 11, 2013 4:30 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Tessalon worked well AFTER the doctor prescribed antibiotic for me. I was taking a dose in the morning, sometimes lunch and evening. After taking Tessalon my coughing calmed down for few hours which worked very well for me.
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July 7, 2012 9:00 AM
Review by mountian momma (taken for less than 1 month):
I just took a Tessaoln for the first time, even if it will let me get 3 hrs of sleep tonight at a time I will be very happy. Nothing else seems to he working and I have heard great reviews. I haven't coughed since I took one about a 1/2 hr ago, so goodnight.
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May 27, 2012 2:22 AM
Review by Anonymous:
I am taking Arava for rheumatoid arthritis and it's causing a terrible cough. Tessalon worked great and allowed me to sleep all night.
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March 14, 2012 10:01 AM
Review by Anonymous:
It worked very well for me at night.
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March 20, 2010 9:43 PM
Review by Anonymous:
The Tessalon didn't work at all. Coughing all night!
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January 5, 2010 10:22 PM
Review by Hakinnkansas:
THIS medicine works.
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September 30, 2009 6:34 PM
Review by KILFODDA:
I found tessalon very effective. Much ahead of otc syrups. My cough is a racking type with extreme pressure on the sternum. Tessalon works very well. In my opinion its ability to relieve the cough by controlling the 'nerve center' is why it is so effective.
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July 12, 2008 7:44 PM
Review by Jay Jay:
Benzonatate gave me almost instant relief, but it caused cramping and diahria. I find it doesn't last very long, but it does help with coughing.
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March 1, 2008 12:35 AM
Review by afagan:
I have trouble finding something non-narcotic to help with my cough. I dont do well with most over the counter cold medicines for one reason or another. This medication worked great! It did make me a little sleepy but otherwise did the trick. I could tell after about 4 hours the effect wearing off.
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January 1, 2008 6:07 PM
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- Other brands: Zonatuss