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User Reviews for Tessalon Perles to treat Cough

Tessalon Perles has an average rating of 5.1 out of 10 from a total of 145 ratings for the treatment of Cough. 41% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 48% reported a negative experience.

Tessalon Perles Rating Summary

5.1/10 average rating

145 ratings from 154 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tessalon Perles

Death cough · Taken for 1 to 2 years · February 13, 2020

“Tessalon Perles are useless for cough might you as well swallow a tic tac it would have the same effect for a cough. Three times now I have been given these and they do absolutely nothing for helping stop my cough. I event tried taking them more frequently and still no relief. Biggest joke ever for cough relief and tired of wasting my hard earned money on such a useless medication. I would rate these zero if it would allow however, I must choose a rating of one instead. My quality of life is still suffering I am still coughing so hard I urinate and have bowel movements unexpectedly. I am still crying each time I have a coughing fit gagging until I puke. My throat is raw and I have developed a tension migraine from coughing. I have been up four days now with very little sleep and am exhausted from coughing so hard.”

1 / 10
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Taps · Taken for less than 1 month · March 23, 2021

“Completely worthless! I was given these for a cough -- bronchitis to be more specific. I have been on them 4 days, and I have no relief. Buy some pineapple. Buy it already sliced up but fresh. Pick the orangest ones you can find--much better than this stuff. Pineapple actually works but I was given this. I resorted to an old post surgical narcotic for some relief. Have to get sleep some time. Bills are not going to pay themselves!”

1 / 10
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Tommy Johns · April 9, 2021

“Useless stuff! Just another garbage medication that simply doesn’t work. Medicine in general is one of the biggest scams out there. All of these billion dollar pharmaceutical companies are laughing themselves silly to the bank while prescribing little circle and oval shapes that you swallow that don’t do anything.”

1 / 10
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Girl35 · Taken for less than 1 month · December 9, 2019

“This is the 3 or 4th time I have tried these Tessalon perles, they are completely useless, it’s a joke. A cough drop helps me better. I have an upper respiratory infection and a super dry cough. My chest is on fire. So now what? I have to go back to the doctor and look like some sort of junkie and ask for something different? I feel like my lungs are going to explode. So disappointing. I feel like I’m just getting more sick. I just want cough relief. I’m so glad these are cheap with my insurance.”

1 / 10
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Pearls don’t work · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 28, 2020

“I have been prescribed this medicine for bronchitis the croup and now pneumonia over several months they absolutely do not work! They do nothing even when I take two at a time nothing helps. All the doctors are prescribing this they must be getting paid without reading the reviews waste of money and a scam.”

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Jo · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 25, 2021

“This was a miracle medicine during and post COVID to stop the nagging cough. I’m not sure what I would have done without it especially since I didn’t want anything that was going to make me groggy or more fatigued.”

10 / 10
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jmc · Taken for 10 years or more · April 22, 2019

“I take these exclusively for coughing related to sinus drainage - they are anesthetic/numbing pills that are designed to block the cough reflex that results from constant drainage (post-nasal drip). (Imagine being able to get chloraseptic spray to hit that pesky spot in your throat that reacts to the tickle of sinus drainage. They are not an expectorant or a cough suppressant, so they WILL NOT work on chest congestion with/without mucus. They are not designed to help you cough up mucus or block the cough reflex in your lungs. That said, NOTHING works to shut down the cough reflex in my throat like these little godsends.”

10 / 10
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peanuts · Taken for less than 1 month · June 2, 2020

“I was prescribed Tessalon on 6/2 for cough. I took my first dose on 6/ 3 at 8 AM. At 9 AM I began to become sleepy and dizzy, my mouth, tongue and throat felt cold. I was still coughing. I slept until 10:30. AM. I was still coughing. It is now 3PM, I just got up again. I am still coughing and somewhat disoriented. I will never take this medication again. This is a dangerous drug.”

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Me · Taken for less than 1 month · February 15, 2020

“Do absolutely nothing for me. Tried multiple had a cough. Even tried a double dose once. Never did any good. maybe made it worse yesterday, coughing for 2 hours straight. Need to rate as a Zero or 0 or Less.”

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Janet · Taken for less than 1 month · March 30, 2019

“I grew into lung issues. Walking pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, continual coughing. Someone suggested I ask the doctor for the coughing pearls. I had zero negative side effects. Instead by cough nearly stopped. When I did start to cough again it was because it was time to take another dose. This single gel tab allowed my lungs to rest so I could get restful sleep. Colds go away much faster when I have this to use. Have also suggested them to others who have had the very same positive experience. I am so very grateful for these and have been on them numerous times over many years. Always work very well for me!”

10 / 10
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Dutchess · Taken for 2 to 5 years · November 7, 2019

“We call these "magic pills" in my house. Stops cough and the pain associated with allergies and sicknesses within 15 minutes. The only medication that works for me most times. Would recommend to everyone!”

10 / 10
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Deb · Taken for less than 1 month · November 17, 2019

“I am always optimistic about Tessalon Perles because they're non narcotic. But, sadly, the don't help me any more than a cough drop. Through the years, I have tried them several times, so I've given them more than one try. In fact, three in all. No relief.”

2 / 10
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Kalista · Taken for less than 1 month · January 25, 2020

“Was given this medication for cough associated with the flu, taken it as prescribed by my dr but it just don't help at all. I have been taking them for over a week and I still have a horrible cough, bad enough it hurts my ribs.”

1 / 10
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JAC · Taken for less than 1 month · December 16, 2019

“After almost 2 weeks of coughing with acute bronchitis, these pills were a life saver. Stopped those deep-lung hacking coughs and allowed me to get a fantastic night's sleep for the first time in days. The work great for me, and I love that they are non-opiate.”

8 / 10
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Bashmyshell · Taken for less than 1 month · January 4, 2015

“I was hesitant to take this, but a persistent cough and chronic bronchitis that was well into week 9 left me little choice. I am typically sensitive to most medications. Especially stimulants which is why I was so hesitant. However - I noticed a near immediate suppression of my coughing attacks which would leave me breathless and gasping to the point I was almost vomitting. It took about 30 mins but I noticed it, and will be taking this again in the future if I have an option to!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · July 14, 2011

“I am an asymptomatic HIV white 44 years-old male with an undetectable viral load count. After ten days of severe coughing I was prescribed Tessalon Perles (100 mg three times a day). It works like a miracle. I am able to sleep and function well while recovering from a respiratory infection which spread to my chest. Since my diagnosis almost 20 years ago, I have kept a journal of all medications which I have used. I am very happy to say that Tessalon Perles will be a medication listed favorably. If I ever have another infection involving a cough, I will request a prescription for this medication.”

10 / 10
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SunnyInSoCal · Taken for less than 1 month · February 6, 2015

“I've had a horrible cough for two weeks and for the past two days have a dry persistent cough that sounds horrific. I was prescribed Tessalon Perles 100mg twice a day and immediately stopped coughing. This medicine is wonderful and suppresses the urge to cough. I highly recommend this medicine. It does make you drowsy.”

10 / 10
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fromohio · Taken for less than 1 month · January 30, 2015

“I have reoccuring respiratory infections, bronchitis...I had a very trying case last year with an abnormally persistent cough. Tessalon perles was prescribed for the cough. It was a God send! Worked so well! I have recommended it to everyone who has complained about coughing. Very, very effective for me.”

10 / 10
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Binky1920 · Taken for less than 1 month · November 13, 2019

“I can't imagine a doctor actually prescribing this for an adult, this is a child-level drug. I actually had an Urgent Care refuse to prescribe something stronger after 3 days of coughing and congestion on this medication. Now in 10 degree weather I have to go to my car after sitting in the urgent care for an hour and getting bad medical advice from 20 year old unlicensed medical staff.”

1 / 10
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Cracked ribs · Taken for less than 1 month · January 2, 2017

“A sudden fit of nonstop coughing landed me at doctor's office. Nothing over the counter helped. I felt like my ribs were cracked and pain was awful. My Dr prescribed Tessalon Perles 100 MG. No more cough and no side effects. I am back to normal. ”

10 / 10
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Debbjalexa · Taken for less than 1 month · December 16, 2019

“The Tessalon pills are great! I’ve been coughing for a month and having difficulty with sleeping. The last 4 nights I have slept through the night. It seems to work best for me if I take one around an hour to an hour and a half before bedtime.Finally getting some rest.”

10 / 10
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kirasea · Taken for less than 1 month · June 6, 2014

“For me, these are wonderful - IF I don't have to drive anywhere, or work. I've been on every other cough suppression & this definitely works the best for coughing fits! They also give me a "sedated" feeling, but not to the point where I need to go to sleep.”

9 / 10
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tallguy865 · July 18, 2011

“I have used this medicine for almost a year (as needed) within my arsenal of other medicine to treat my bronchitis. It is extremely effective. I use the max dosage of 200 mg. As far as I can tell I have had no side effects from this medication and usually I'm very sensitive to many medicines.”

10 / 10
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P · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 3, 2019

“Tessalon is helpful for Bronchitis. Especially before lying down at night. Have not observed differential effects between 100mg and 200mg nor between 1 and 3 doses daily. Most effective dose appears at nighttime with remediation within 30 to 60 minutes. Also helpful with occasional use for chronic sinusitis relief.”

10 / 10
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Sore Sides · March 25, 2019

“Bronchitis. I'm also a smoker for almost 30 years. Was hacking due to a mucus in my esphogus/bronchi that I could *not* clear out. My stomach, back, sides, throat and chest were in agony from useless coughing. Urgent care gave me these...along with the steroid and Levaquin I asked for. I had never had nor heard of this medicine. I didn't expect much. Says take three times a day. Well, you know I took one perle and within half an hour later-blessed relief? No coughing. Three hours or so later I started coughing. Had to dose again. Again....after half an hour of hacking--*poof* cough is gone. In my honest opinion this pill is fabulous!! It should be available OTC because everyone should be able to get this relief when needed. I have experienced no side effects from it this far. I have never experienced any cough relief like this. I used to lament the discontinuation of the old Vicks44, because that was the best cough relief I"d ever had. This stuff right here? Superb.”

9 / 10
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