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Potential Adverse Reactions to TESSALON (benzonatate) may include:
CNS: sedation; headache; dizziness; mental confusion; visual hallucinations.
GI: constipation; nausea; GI upset.
Dermatologic: pruritus; skin eruptions.
Other: nasal congestion; sensation of burning in the eyes; vague “chilly” sensation; numbness of the chest; hypersensitivity.
Deliberate or accidental overdose has resulted in death, particularly in children.
Read the Tessalon (benzonatate capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
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Prescribing Document Revised: January 2011This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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