Brand Names : Tessalon
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:
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.