Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP)
What is Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP) used for?
Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP) is used to treat coughing occurring as a result of the common cold and other breathing problems such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. It is a type of non-narcotic cough medicine which works by numbing the lungs and throat, thereby reducing the reflex in the lungs that causes coughing.
How should I use Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP)?
Patients should swallow Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP) capsules whole, with a glass of water. Never chew or suck them. Patients are sometimes directed to take this medication 3 times per day, or as prescribed by a physician. Use of this medication in children is not recommended. Discuss all of the possible risks and benefits with your physician.
What are the side effects of Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP)?
Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP) may cause some side effects, including:
This medication may also cause other rare, but more serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you notice pain in the chest, feeling as if you are choking, weakness or hallucinations.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Benz Perals (Benzonatate USP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.