Rick Posted June 10, 2003 Share Posted June 10, 2003 I am not sure if anyone has tried this, however, when I was recovering from my stint of London based TB my doctor gave me this perscription and it helped with the flim and coughing... Benzonatate Benzonatate (Tessalon Perles) Benzonatate (ben-ZOH-nah-tayt) Pregnancy Category: C Tessalon Perles (Rx) Classification: Antitussive, nonnarcotic Action/Kinetics: Acts peripherally by anesthetizing stretch receptors in the respiratory passages, lungs, and pleura, thus depressing the cough reflex at its source. No effect on the respiratory center in the doses recommended. Onset: 15-20 min. Duration: 3-8 hr. Uses: Symptomatic relief of cough. Contraindications: Sensitivity to benzonatate or related drugs such as procaine and tetracaine. Special Concerns: Use with caution during lactation. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children less than 10 years of age. Side Effects: Hypersensitivity reactions: Bronchospasm, laryngospasm, CV collapse. GI: Nausea, GI upset, constipation. CNS: Sedation, headache, dizziness, mental confusion, visual hallucinations. Dermatologic: Pruritus, skin eruptions. Miscellaneous: Nasal congestion, sensation of burning in the eyes, "chilly" sensation, numbness of the chest. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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