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Benzonatate

Popular Brands: : Benzonatate, Tessalon, Zonatuss
Official FDA Reports22,282
Social Media Events697
Total Posts988
Avg. Review Score3.55/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Benzonatate
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Atley Pharmaceuticals
  • Banner Life Sciences Llc
  • Pfizer Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Benzonatate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Benzonatate

Cough

Side Effects: Somewhat better breathing lesser coughs during night. Side effects for me are giving me a hard time to sleep, exercise and eat well.

Using with prelone and Flonase


Source: TESSALON: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Respiration Abnormal

Easy to swallow. But did nothing for my cough due to bronchitis. I ended up in the ER because I was coughing so much I couldn't breath . Would not take this drug again.


Source: Tessalon Perles Oral : User Ratings co...

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Drug Ineffective

Easy to swallow. But did nothing for my cough due to bronchitis. I ended up in the ER because I was coughing so much I couldn't breath. Would not take this drug again.


Source: Tessalon Perles Oral : User Ratings co...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dysgeusia, Headache

Effectiveness Rating:     Overall Rating:

Posted By J on May 18, 2019 @ 5:41 pm

Completely lost my sense of taste I only took 2 pills, 100mg, plus one given at the hospital. I stopped taking it 3 days ago. I am really hoping it isn't permanent. There are no warnings in the literature listing this as a side effect, yes I always read the info sheet and check the official drug website before I take them. If it had mentioned Dysgeusia as a possible issue I would not have taken it. There goes my dream of being a chef. Is it possible that the generic is causing all the issues.. and curious to know if being generic vs brand name (original patent formula trial tested/cleared through US FDA) might (or not) contribute to the efficacy or lack thereof.. to that end it would be great if folks noted if they took the brand name or generic. I took generic from Walgreens specified through BCBS Regence formalary.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Momoftwo in fdb.rxlist.com on October 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cough

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Somewhat better breathing lesser coughs during night. Side effects for me are giving me a hard time to sleep, exercise and eat well. Using with prelone and Flonase

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective, Respiration abnormal

Posted By EE in fdb.rxlist.com on August 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Easy to swallow. But did nothing for my cough due to bronchitis. I ended up in the ER because I was coughing so much I couldn't breath. Would not take this drug again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By kristina in fdb.rxlist.com on July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have a chronic cough that never goes away. I cough so much that I've pulled muscles before in my rib area and sometimes I will cough until I vomit. I've taken Mucinex DM and Delsym OTC and while M...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ICU-tech in fdb.rxlist.com on June 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

The medication workis well for my bronchitis related cough. While it doesn't completely releave the cough, it goes a long way to minimize it. It's important to know when using this medication that i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Moonchiquis in fdb.rxlist.com on June 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I love this drug, when I get a cold it comes with an aggressive cough. This drug relieves the cough within ten minutes.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sleep paralysis, Abnormal dreams

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Vivid dreams, sleep paralysis This was prescribed for me to take 3x a day for 10 days as needed for cough. It helped for the cough but the dreams I had were very vivid ! The f...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By jessxoxo in fdb.rxlist.com on May 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I receive the last ten pills (old medication) they were dusty and uneven.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Did not help at all. Absolutely hate this medicine and doctors are constantly trying to prescribe it to me. Makes me feel they get some sort of pick back for doing so.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.