Benzonatate Disease Interactions
There is 1 disease interaction with benzonatate.
Antitussives (applies to benzonatate) psychiatric conditions
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Depression, Psychosis, Parkinsonism
Caution should be used when prescribing antitussives such as benzonatate in patients with psychiatric or emotional conditions. Isolated instances of bizarre behavior, including mental confusion and visual hallucinations have been reported in patients taking antitussives, especially when combined with other prescribed drugs such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
- "Product Information. Tessalon (benzonatate)." Forest Pharmaceuticals (2001):
Benzonatate drug interactions
There is 1 drug interaction with benzonatate.
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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