Benzonatate is a nonnarcotic cough suppressant. It works by depressing the "cough center" in the brain.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Benzonatate . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Benzonatate . However, no specific interactions with Benzonatate are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Benzonatate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Benzonatate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Benzonatate .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Burning in the eyes; chilly sensation; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; itching; nasal congestion; nausea; numbness of the chest; skin eruptions; upset stomach.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; confusion; hallucinations.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include restlessness and tremors; drowsiness that could lead to unconsciousness or coma; seizures.Proper storage of Benzonatate :
Store Benzonatate at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Benzonatate out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Benzonatate . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.