Brand Names : Tessalon
Proper Use of This Medicine
It is very important that you do not chew or suck on the capsule before swallowing
If the benzonatate contained in the capsules comes in contact with
the mouth, it may cause the mouth and throat to become numb (loss of feeling)
and choking may occur.
Dosing - The dose of benzonatate will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of benzonatate. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage form (capsules):
Adults - 100 milligrams (mg) three times a day as needed.
Up to 10 years of age: Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
10 years of age and older: 100 mg three times a day as needed.
Missed dose - If you must take this medicine regularly and you
miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for
your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Store away from heat and direct light.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink,
or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.