would u fail a drug test using this cough medicine
Is benzonatate an opiate?
Question posted by mottsus9939 on 2 Feb 2011
Last updated on 2 February 2011 by eyes on the sky
No it is not an opiate. I don't think "BRAND NAME: Tessalon Perles" will cause any problems. I always try to remember any prescription or OTC drugs I am taking at the time of my test. I don't remember that cough med even making me sleepy when taking it along with my other meds.
However some cough medicines can cause a "red flag" on a drug test depending on the ingredients in the cough medicine. The last drug test I took, I happened to remember I had taken NyQuil for a cough/cold. Sure enough, the alcohol came back on the drug test.
Remember when you are tested to give a list of any over the counter or prescribed drugs you are taking or have taken. That way there will be a record if something shows up that could be questioned.
No, it is not a narcotic.
- Benzonatate uses and safety info
- Benzonatate information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Benzonatate (detailed)
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