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Benzonatate (benzonatate softgels) is indicated for the symptomatic relief of cough.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults and children over 10 years of age: Usual dose is one 100 mg softgel t.i.d. as required. If necessary, up to 6 softgels daily may be given.
Each yellow softgel contains 100 mg of benzonatate (benzonatate softgels) and is available in bottles of 100's and 500's.
The softgels should be protected from light, moisture and humidity, and stored at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in USP/NF.
Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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