I've seen several reviews of people saying it made them really sleepy & one person used the word "loopy". I've finished a Z pack but still have a cough that keeps me up @ night, makes my chest, ribs, & back hurt, & even gets going so much that I gag. I have been through 2 bottles of Promethazine DM over the past 2 wks & it has not helped at all so my dr just prescribed this for me. I've never heard of/taken it before so I wanted to read about it first. For the most part it seems to help most people, if even for an hour or two. I have a 2 year old so I can't take something that's going to make me "loopy" like a narcotic. I have allergies & get sick every time the seasons change, often get Bronchitis or Pneumonia. So Ive taken Tussinex most my life, which contains hydrocodone. It works great for my cough, but now that I have a toddler that depends on me, I can't take something like that during the day that will make me loopy. So when I saw people posting that it made them sleepy or loopy I just want to know if its a loopy feeling like a narcotic or if its just a sleepy feeling like you can get from antihistamines like Benadryl. Thanks!
Benzonatate is non-narcotic so you shouldn't have narcotic like side effects. And it should not make you sleepy.
Benzonatate is a non-narcotic cough medicine. It works by numbing the throat and lungs, making the cough reflex less active.
- Benzonatate Information for Consumers
- Benzonatate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Benzonatate (detailed)
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