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A commonly used brand name in the U.S. and Canada is Tessalon.
Generic name product may also be available in the U.S.
Description Benzonatate (ben-ZOE-na-tate) is used to relieve coughs due to colds or influenza (flu). It is not to be used for chronic cough that occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema or when there is an unusually large amount of mucus or phlegm (pronounced flem) with the cough.
Benzonatate relieves cough by acting directly on the lungs and the breathing passages. It may also act on the cough center in the brain.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Oral o Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Before Using this Medicine In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. …