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Benzonatate (Systemic)

Brand Names : Tessalon

Benzonatate | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:


      Confusion; signs of hypersensitivity reactions, such as bronchospasm (shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing) or laryngospasm (difficulty in speaking or breathing); visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not there)

    Symptoms of overdose

      Convulsions (seizures); restlessness; trembling

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    Less common or rare

      Burning sensation in the eyes; constipation; dizziness (mild); drowsiness (mild); headache; itching; nausea or vomiting; skin rash; stuffy nose

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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