Benzonatate Side Effects
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It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Alternative BENZONATATE Names:BENZONATA
Active Ingredient: BENZONATA
Side Effects reported to FDA: 62. View Benzonatate Adverse Reports
Benzonatate safety alerts: 2010
Reported deaths: 3
Reported hospitalizations: 17
Tessalon (benzonatate): Drug Safety Communication - Potential for Accidental Ingestion by Children
AUDIENCE: Patients, Pediatrics, Pharmacy
ISSUE: FDA is warning the public that accidental ingestion of benzonatate by children under the age of 10 years can result in death from overdose. Overdose with benzonatate in children less than 2 years of age has been reported following accidental ingestion of as few as 1 or 2 capsules. Benzonatate may be attractive to children because of the drug's appearance (it is a round-shaped liquid-filled gelatin capsule).
BACKGROUND: Benzonatate is a prescription drug approved for relief of cough in patients over 10 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of benzonatate in children under 10 years of age have not been established. Benzonatate is sold under the brand-name Tessalon and is also sold in generic preparations. Individuals who experience overdose of benzonatate may exhibit restlessness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and cardiac arrest. Signs and symptoms of overdose can occur rapidly after ingestion (within 15-20 minutes). Deaths in children have been reported within hours of the accidental ingestion.
RECOMMENDATION: Patients who are taking benzonatate should keep the medication in a child-resistant container and store it out of reach of children. If a child accidentally ingests benzonatate, seek medical attention immediately. Signs and symptoms of benzonatate overdose can occur rapidly after ingestion (within 15-20 minutes) and may include restlessness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and cardiac arrest.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
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Benzonatate Adverse Reactions
Dizziness ( 8 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 8 Reports)|Nausea ( 7 Reports)|Pain ( 5 Reports)|Confusional State ( 4 Reports)|Feeling Abnormal ( 4 Reports)|Headache ( 4 Reports)|Chest Pain ( 3 Reports)|Convulsion ( 3 Reports)|Cough ( 3 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 3 Reports)|Dysphagia ( 3 Reports)|Fatigue ( 3 Reports)|Hallucination ( 3 Reports)|Hypoaesthesia ( 3 Reports)|Pain In Extremity ( 3 Reports)|Vomiting ( 3 Reports)|Abdominal Discomfort ( 2 Reports)|Blood Potassium Decreased ( 2 Reports)|Cardiac Arrest ( 2 Reports)|Cold Sweat ( 2 Reports)|Condition Aggravated ( 2 Reports)|Emotional Distress ( 2 Reports)|Eye Discharge ( 2 Reports)|Fall ( 2 Reports)|Fear ( 2 Reports)|Feeling Cold ( 2 Reports)|Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease ( 2 Reports)|Hyperhidrosis ( 2 Reports)|Hypersensitivity ( 2 Reports)|