benzonatate (Tessalon Perles, Zonatuss - discontinued in the US)

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    Eni Williams, PharmD, PhD

    Dr. Eni Williams graduated from Creighton University in 1988 with a B.S. degree in pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Howard University in 1994. She also obtained a Ph.D. in Public Policy in 2009 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

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What is the dosage for benzonatate?

  • The usual dose of benzonatate is 100-200 mg three times daily as needed for cough.
  • A maximum dose of 600 mg (3-6 capsules depending on the strength of the capsule) per day is recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Capsules should be swallowed whole and they should not be sucked, broken, or chewed.

Which drugs or supplements interact with benzonatate?

There are no known drug interactions with benzonatate.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2016

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