Benzonatate is in a class of medications called antitussives. It works by reducing the cough reflex in the lungs and air passages. This medicine usually is given three times daily or as and when needed for instant cough-relief. Stomach upset, nausea, constipation, drowsiness, mild dizziness, nasal congestion or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Benzonatate is used to treat cough due to the common cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, or other infections of the lung. Benzonatate comes as a liquid-filled capsule and a regular capsule to be taken by mouth. Benzonatate relieves cough by acting directly on the lungs and the breathing passages. It may also act on the cough center in the brain. The dose of benzonatate will be different for different patients. It is also not known whether benzonatate passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Benzonatate should not be used if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to benzonatate or similar drugs. Do not suck or chew the capsules. Swallow them whole. Sucking or chewing the capsules may cause the mouth and throat to feel numb or frozen, and choking may occur.
Side Effects of Benzonatate
The following side effects of Benzonatate may includes:
Warnings and precautions before taking Benzonatate
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