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Benzonatate - Does the drug contain procaine or bezocain?

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Marvell 30 May 2011

No, benzonatate does not have procaine or benzocaine.

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Benzonatate acts peripherally by anesthetizing the stretch receptors located in the respiratory passages, lungs, and pleura by dampening their activity and thereby reducing the cough reflex at its source. It begins to act within 15 to 20 minutes and its effect lasts for 3 to 8 hours. Benzonatate capsules have no inhibitory effect on the respiratory center in recommended dosage.

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