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Tessalon Perles for Cough User Reviews

Tessalon Perles has an average rating of 5.1 out of 10 from a total of 167 reviews for the treatment of Cough. 42% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 48% reported a negative experience.

Tessalon Perles rating summary

5.1/10 average rating

167 ratings from 178 user reviews.

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Reviews for Tessalon Perles

  • Death...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • February 13, 2020

"Tessalon Perles are useless for cough; might 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 even tried taking them more frequently, and still no relief. The 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 for days now with very little sleep and am exhausted from coughing so hard."

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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 sometime. Bills are not going to pay themselves!"

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  • Tommy...
  • 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."

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  • Girl
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 9, 2019

"This is the 3rd 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 sicker. I just want cough relief. I’m so glad these are cheap with my insurance."

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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."

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  • Joano
  • 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."

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  • Pearls...
  • 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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  • 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 3 PM, 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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  • 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 my 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!"

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  • Meano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 15, 2020

"Did absolutely nothing for me. Tried multiple times as I had a cough. Even tried a double dose once. Never did any good, maybe it even made it worse. Yesterday, I was coughing for 2 hours straight. Need to rate it as a zero or less."

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  • Dutch...
  • 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!"

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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."

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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."

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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."

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  • Miche...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • January 10, 2024

"When reading the reviews, it looks like they aren't effective for everyone. For me, a severe asthmatic, the perles have been wonderful to slow down and eliminate my coughing fits (for a time), so that my lungs can heal from bronchitis or whatever else is giving me a wicked/hacking cough. I hope it works for you. It's worth a try."

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  • Bashm...
  • 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 vomiting. It took about 30 mins but I noticed it, and will be taking this again in the future if I have an option to!"

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  • Anonymous
  • July 14, 2011

"I am an asymptomatic HIV-positive white 44-year-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."

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  • Binky
  • 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."

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  • Sunny...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 6, 2015

"I've had a horrible cough for two weeks, and for the past two days, I have had 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."

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  • fromo...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 30, 2015

"I have recurring 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 Godsend! Worked so well! I have recommended it to everyone who has complained about coughing. Very, very effective for me."

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  • Cracked...
  • 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. "

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  • Pano
  • 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."

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  • Debbj...
  • 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."

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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."

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  • tallguy
  • 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."

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