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Benzonatate is the vital ingredient of Tessalon Perles, a medicine used to treat a cough caused by the common cold and other breathing problems like emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It has an anesthetic or numbing action in the throat and lungs to make the cough reflex less active. 

Tessalon Perles Mechanism of Action 

Tessalon Perles is an antitussive drug, also known as a cough suppressant. It works in two ways; 1st is centrally acting, which inhibits the cough center in the brain to stop cough reflex, the 2nd is peripherally acting, which is how Tessalon Perles works, by desensitizing nerve receptors in the lungs and pleura, it soothes the nerves receptors in airways to reduce transmission of signal in the brain cough center.  

Tessalon Perles Dose 

This is a prescription oral medicine; the dose is based on medical condition, other medication being taken, age, and response to treatment. Tessalon Perles 100 mg comes in a gel capsule as the lowest strength; 200mg is also available. It should be taken three times a day with or without food with a maximum of 200 mg per intake; if cough needs to be controlled, up to 600mg a day can be prescribed. Swallow the capsule whole, do not suck, chew or break it to avoid side effects like severe hypersensitivity reactions. In case of a missed dose, let it be left and proceed to the following intake schedule. 

Tessalon Perles Side Effects 

Here are some common side effects of this medicine; this is not the complete list. If any of these worsen, tell your doctor promptly. 

  • Drowsiness 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea 
  • Constipation 
  • Stomach Upset 
  • Stuffy Nose 

Seek immediate medical attention if any allergic reaction, severe dizziness, troubled breathing, fainting, and numbness in the chest are experienced. 

Since this medicine causes numbing, do not eat or drink if you still feel numbness or tingling in the mouth, throat, and face. Wait for the numbness to subside before taking food or liquid. 

How many days can you take Tessalon Perles? 

There is no specific length in taking this medication; the period will depend on the underlying condition causing the cough. Intake should be stopped as soon as coughing fades, do not take the following scheduled dose when coughing is already controlled. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can this medication treat hiccups? 

A hiccup that lasts longer than the usual should need some treatment; This is a cough medicine but found to help treat unstoppable hiccups but as an off-label. 

Is Tessalon Perles safe for children? 

Safety and efficacy on ages below ten years old are not yet established. 

How long does this medication start to work? 

It starts to work within 20 minutes and lasts up to 8 hours 

Is this medication safe for pregnant? 

Before taking this medicine, make sure to talk to your doctor, for it may not be suitable for pregnant and the safety of breastfeeding is not yet known. 

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