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Also known as: Tessalon, Tessalon Perles, Zonatuss

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Cough 154 reviews 784 medications
   
6.0
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For Cough: "I had to go to the ER tonight. I had viral respitatory illness. My head was throbbing with pressure from sinus's being stuffed up and my ears and throat burned. I was short of breath and my chest hurt when I would breath and I could stop coughing. They prescribed me this and tussinex. I stopped coughing within 20 mins and I feel So much better. No coughing my my sinus's are drying up and I can breath again ! Miracle drug ! Amazing!"

   
10

Anna09847 January 30, 2016

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For Cough: "chronic sinusitis, allergies and asthma"

   
9.0

sinucat (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2016

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "This is the second bronchitis episide (6 months apart) that I have used Tessalon perles. They are like a miracle that let me stop coughing so severely and also sleep at night! I tried taking just 1 when first prescribed and didn't notice any improvement, so I've found 2 at each dose works miracles for me!"

   
10

Barbara RN (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2016

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "This stuff caused me not to think clearly and I suffered a lot of side effects but I still coughed. Not what it is supposed to be. Would not wish this stuff on anyone. I am still recovering from just taking it for 3 days."

   
1.0

LadySnow (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2016

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For Cough: "Took Robitussin cough syrup - didn't do much. Was sleeping a lot due to pain. Took Tessalon Perles but cough started coming back within 30 mins to an hour. Not helpful at all as far as I can tell. I have very bad cold with non stop cough. Nothing is working. If you need to go to work or if your child needs to go to school, ask about antibiotics because Tessalon didn't do anything for me."

   
2.0

Mary Janes January 6, 2016

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "My husband has had the worst cough for over a week, took Tessalon Perles, after 2 doses got his first full nights sleep. No cough."

   
10

The sleepless wife (taken for less than 1 month) January 5, 2016

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "I was prescribed this for cough. My sister is a respiratory therapist of 25 years. She said it's really bad to stop the mucus being coughed up and suppressing the mucus to settle into your lungs. She said a lot of people end up getting pneumonia when they take it for long periods of time."

   
3.0

Vonne1973 January 4, 2016

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For Cough: "Prescribed in 200 mg dose, it is the only thing that helps me sleep when I have bronchitis, which is frequently. Can cause dizziness, so take at night or if not driving. And no alcohol."

   
8.0

Scot62 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 4, 2016

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For Cough: "Had bad, bad cough for 10 days. Probably spent $50 on Musinex and such (which didn't help). I wasn't sleeping and now getting dizzy. Finally went to doctor and had bronchitis & sinus infection. He gave me this and boy did it help. The first day I took it the cough stopped and it knocked me out. I slept for 12 hours straight. Far as I'm concerned it's a miracle drug."

   
10

BagelNosh (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2015

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For Cough: "I think it caused confusion when I was taking it. it did not work very well."

   
5.0

Mareellen (taken for less than 1 month) December 25, 2015

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For Cough: "Went to medical clinic with this annoying cough Dr. did the flu test..No flu Thank God!!!.she said I had a sinus Infection so she prescribe benzonatate 100mg 3x a day and a antibiotic...Took meds and on 3rd day still no relief..I'm going to pharmacy to buy over tha counter cough meds first thing in morning...ughhh waste of time and money.."

   
1.0

Wheres my relief (taken for less than 1 month) December 21, 2015

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For Cough: "Wonderful med! Severe dry cough that got worse. Had a coughing fit that lasted for 6 hours and scared the life out of me. Kaiser prescribed. Took about an hour for coughing to calm down after taking. First night I coughed quite a bit but on the next 100 mg dose cough got better. Do not be discouraged if it does not work right away. Give it a few doses. I also added a humidifier to my bedroom and my coughs were more productive. That coupled with this medicine and I am happy to report after 4 days I am much better. This medicine is my savior. I was up 5 nights straight coughing before I took this."

   
10

Mary M83 December 17, 2015

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "They don't work. Why do they still make it? I wound up back in the ER and a nurse tells me that it never worked for her and she's never heard anyone say it had worked for them."

   
1.0

Lynncleg December 17, 2015

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For Cough: "Have a cough that got progressively worse, so bad that one of my coughing fits lasted 6 hours. Cough was terrible at night. Soon as I would start to fall asleep the coughing would come on non-stop. Dry cough, so miserable no sleep for 5 days. Mucinex dm made cough worse, cough syrup did not work. Kaiser prescribed me benzonatate. I got my px at 1:30am, my coughing fit slowed down one hour later. I coughed through out the night but this took the edge off and calmed me down. Dont worry if you do not see results with your first dose. My second 100 mg dose the next morning helped tremendously. I feel like a human being again and I am able to sleep. This saved me!!! Thank you!"

   
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Mary80 December 12, 2015

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For Cough: "Like the others, acute bronchitis , coughing and no sleep for days. Prescribe this in 100mg form and it does not work! Physicians are so afraid to give compound cough syrups like back in the day. I'm exhausted & what a waste of $$."

   
3.0

Ink wife December 10, 2015

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For Cough: "I've been coughing non stop for 2 weeks now and with no sleep. My doc prescribed this medication 100mg 3x a day. IT. DOES. NOT. WORK."

   
1.0

Sore Throat December 2, 2015

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For Cough: "I have been talking this medication for 25 days and I still have no relief from coughing."

   
4.0

yankeedodah November 20, 2015

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For Cough: "I have been prescribed this drug - 100mg 3x per day for a dry cough. The doctor has indicated that this ONLY works for a dry cough(no phlem) and so far this has worked for me. Typically I get this type of cough after a bad cold, and there is NOTHING that can stop it without chugging water. The solution is to take this drug as indicated, suck on Cepacol and chug water. The combination of the three work for me."

   
9.0

Dry Cough Master (taken for less than 1 month) November 18, 2015

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For Cough: "I have a bad cough for two months after a cold, postnasal drip make me cough continuously, I feel tired and helpless, until I start taking benzonatate 100mg 3/day, this medication is working well on me, however in my case the postnasal drip is due to allergies, therefore I need to take antihistamines and decongestants in combination with the cough suppressant, otherwise my symptoms won't improve."

   
8.0

Hillman1 November 12, 2015

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For Cough: "I've noticed a slight decrease in my cough, but I've gotten these twice and they haven't done much either time."

   
4.0

JCos40 November 5, 2015

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For Cough: "It works really well on the cough. The only problem I have with it, it makes my blood pressure come up. I have never had a problem with my blood pressure till I took this medication."

   
3.0

Temeaux November 5, 2015

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For Cough: "I get sinusitis a couple of times a year, each time I am left with a horrible dry itchy cough (the one where you can't take a breath without that itchy feeling in your chest.) I have been prescribed Benzonatate several times and always have leftovers because it doesn't work for me. I get more relief from OTC cough suppressants than I do from this prescription."

   
1.0

ebaum0 (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2015

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Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) for Cough: "Was prescribed for cough from bronchitis. At first I was reluctant to take it as it said it caused drowsiness as I am hypersensitive to meds. I finally got desperate enough to take one and was actually able to sleep in my bed after 4 nights in recliner. It has now been 6 weeks and I still have coughing fits if I don't take the Tessalon. I am hoping this will eventually go away. The only thing you might consider a side effect that I have had is that I have these crazy dreams. Not nightmares but just craziness. Thank goodness for my doc! :)"

   
8.0

A bit postal October 28, 2015

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For Cough: "Diagnosed with pneumonia and sinusitis, coughing really hurt! It took a few doses and was able to slow down the cough. Tussinex at night didn't help me sleep but this did. With the antibiotics, am well on the road to full recovery. Will use again if needed. Husband also using with same results I have experienced."

   
8.0

TBED October 26, 2015

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For Cough: "I found this drug to be very beneficial. I had tried the cough syrup with codeine and promethazine but it made me way too drowsy to function. With this stuff I get a little bit of drowsiness but nothing I can't handle. It's working very well for my cough and I'm even a smoker. I am very impressed by this medication and would certainly recommend it."

   
8.0

Brennankid October 13, 2015

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