Side effect(s) of Benzonatate

Review the side-effects of Benzonatate as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Central Nervous System
- Sedation, headache, mental confusion and visual hallucinations.

- Itching and skin eruptions.

- Constipation, nausea and gastrointestinal upset.

- Hypersensitivity reactions including sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles, involuntary muscular contraction (spasm) of the laryngeal cords, CV collapse and possibly related to chewing the capsule.

- Nasal congestion, eye irritation, feeling cold and chest numbness.

Other Precautions :

It should be swallowed whole, not chewed.

Drug Name : Benzonatate

Benzonatate generic is a non-narcotic cough suppressant, prescribed for cough. It works by depressing the "cough center" in the brain.

Trade Names for Benzonatate

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