What is Benzonatate used for?

This medication is used to treat coughs caused by the common cold and other breathing problems (such as pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma). It works by reducing the reflex in the lungs that causes the urge to cough. Use of this medication is not recommended in children younger than 10 years. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.




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Benzonatate Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times daily as needed.

Swallow this medication whole. Do not chew, suck, or dissolve this medication in your mouth. Doing so will cause a loss of feeling in your mouth/throat and may cause choking or a severe allergic reaction. (See also Side Effects section.) Do not eat or drink until the numbness goes away. Get medical help right away if the numbness lasts or gets worse.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take more of this drug than recommended. Doing so will not make your cough go away faster but may result in serious side effects.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Benzonatate Dosage and Form Information

200 Mg
100 Mg
150 Mg