Who should not take Tessalon Perles?

Tessalon Perles is not approved for use by anyone younger than 10 years old. An overdose of benzonatate can be fatal, especially to a young child who has accidentally swallowed the medicine.

Can you take Tessalon Perles with BP meds?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between lisinopril and Tessalon Perles.

Can you take a cough suppressant if you have high blood pressure?

Official Answer. Yes, it’s fine for you to take Mucinex DM if you have high blood pressure. It contains two active ingredients: dextromethorphan and guaifenesin. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.

Can Tessalon Perles make your cough worse?

Benzonatate makes you cough less and should not be used for a cough that produces a large amount of mucus or phlegm. 1 That is because reducing your cough could cause mucus to build up in your lungs, putting you at risk for serious respiratory illnesses and trouble breathing.

Is benzonatate good for dry cough?

Benzonatate may be used to relieve the symptoms of a dry cough. Benzonatate is thought to work by reducing coughing by anesthetizing certain receptors located in the breathing passages and lungs, dampening down their activity, and reducing the cough reflex.

Do Tessalon Perles help sore throat?

Official Answer. Benzonatate may help for a sore throat, but it is indicated more for a cough. If however, your sore throat is because of an infection then you should see the doctor and be treated for the infection. Numbing the pain won’t make the infection go away.

What does benzonatate interact with?

Benzonatate may interact with other medications that cause drowsiness including, cough and cold medications, antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, medicine for sleep or anxiety, muscle relaxants, narcotics, or psychiatric medicines.

What medications should you not take with high blood pressure?

Some common types of OTC medicines you may need to avoid include:

  • Decongestants, such as those that contain pseudoephedrine.
  • Pain medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
  • Cold and influenza medicines.
  • Some antacids and other stomach medicines.
  • Some natural health products.

Does Tessalon Perles dry up mucus?

Frequently asked questions about benzonatate (Tessalon) Since the medication stops the urge to cough, less mucus can be cleared from your lungs and airways. This might cause mucus to build up in these areas, so it’s not the best option if you are looking to clear any mucus or phlegm from your airways by coughing.

Are Tessalon Perles good for Covid cough?

I’ve seen that benzonatate (Tessalon) capsules have helped ease cough in many of my patients. This is a non-sedating medication that numbs the throat and helps reduce the reflex to cough. Your provider will need to evaluate you and give you a prescription for it, but the medication is cheap.