Benzonatate (Tessalon): Dosage Forms and Administration

Dosage Forms of Benzonatate

Description and Route of Administration

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic antitussive available in capsule form for oral administration.​ The usual dosages vary for adults and children.​

Description and Route of Administration

Dosage Recommendations for Children

Consult the FDA for approved benzonatate dosages for children over 10 years. A typical dose is 100-200 mg taken orally three times per day.

Approved Dosage by FDA for Children

Benzonatate‚ a non-narcotic oral antitussive‚ comes in capsule form for oral administration.​ The FDA approved dosage for children over 10 years is 100-200 mg taken orally three times a day.​ Remember to swallow the capsules whole.​

Dosage and Administration Guidelines for Adults

Usual dose is one 100 mg or 200 mg capsule three times a day for cough relief. Never exceed 600 mg daily.​ Swallow whole for best results.

Usual Dosage for Adults and Children over 10 Years

For cough relief‚ the typical dose for adults and children over 10 years is one 100 mg or 200 mg capsule taken orally three times a day.​ It’s vital to swallow the capsules whole for effective results.​

Proper Use and Administration Instructions

Guidelines on swallowing‚ chewing‚ or crushing benzonatate capsules⁚ always swallow whole to avoid potential side effects or adverse reactions.

Guidelines on Swallowing‚ Chewing‚ or Crushing Benzonatate Capsules

It’s crucial to always swallow Benzonatate capsules whole as chewing‚ crushing‚ or breaking them can lead to adverse side effects. Following this guideline ensures optimal safety and effectiveness of the medication.​

Safety and Storage Information

Instructions for storage‚ disposal‚ and safety precautions⁚ Keep the medicine in a closed container at room temperature‚ away from heat‚ moisture‚ and light. Always store away from children and discard any outdated or unused medicine properly as directed by your healthcare professional.​

Instructions for Storage‚ Disposal‚ and Safety Precautions

Proper storage of benzonatate capsules involves keeping them in a closed container at room temperature.​ Dispose of any unused or outdated medicine correctly to ensure safety.​ Additionally‚ always store the medication in a child-resistant container out of reach of children.​