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Benzonatate is an oral, non-narcotic, cough-suppressant drug formulation. Benzonatate relieves cough by peripherally anaesthetizing the cough reflex nerves that are present in the respiratory tract, pleura and lungs. The pharmacological action of Benzonatate begins within 15-20 minutes of administration that lasts up to 3 – 8 hours. Benzonatate has no effect on the respiratory centre.

Pharmacodynamics

No information available

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Benzonatate Indications / Benzonatate Uses

No information available

Benzonatate Adverse Reactions / Benzonatate Side Effects

Benzonatate can cause hallucinations, confusion, choking, chest pain, dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, headache, nausea or vomiting with constipation.

Precautions

Benzonatate is contraindicated in patients with Benzonatate or procaine or tetracaine allergy.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Benzonatate can interact with narcotics, sedating anti-histamines, sedatives, anxiolytics, muscle relaxants, anti-epileptic drugs. These drugs may increase the drowsy effects of Benzonatate.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

Cough (Adults):
Oral dose of 100 mg, thrice daily. A maximum daily dose should not be exceeded more than 600 mg/day.
Oral dose of 150 mg, thrice daily. A maximum daily dose should not be exceeded more than 600 mg/day.

Cough (Pediatric):
10 years and above:
Oral dose of 100 mg, thrice daily. A maximum daily dose should not be exceeded more than 600 mg/day.
Oral dose of 150 mg, thrice daily. A maximum daily dose should not be exceeded more than 600 mg/day.

Food(before/after)

May be taken with or without food

List of Contraindications

Benzonatate and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Benzonatate treatment.

Benzonatate and Lactation

Nursing mothers should consult the healthcare provider before Benzonatate treatment.

Benzonatate and Children

Benzonatate is contraindicated in children less than 10 years old without a paediatrician’s advice. Overdose of Benzonatate may cause fatal reactions in such age group.

Benzonatate and Geriatic

No specific information

Benzonatate and Other Contraindications

No specific information

Storage

Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

Benzonatate brands in India:

Benz

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