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Benzonatate

Also known as Tessalon


Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours. Its formal name is 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaoctacosan-28-yl para-butylaminobenzoate. Since it is not an opioid, benzonatate is not prone to abuse like some other cough medications such as codeine. Benzonatate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1958.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $17.01 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed benzonatate to treat cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), acute bronchitis, and congestion in chest.

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