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Benzonatate: Oral capsule, liquid filled

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  • Daily life interactions

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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ASC 105 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IL 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: IL 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 134 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Pliva Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: PA46 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Ascend Laboratories, LLC a Subsidiary of Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Pill Identification: ASC 106 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Ascend Laboratories, LLC a Subsidiary of Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Pill Identification: ASC 105 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: ASC 105 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: ASC  |  106
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: A1 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly, Inwood Laboratories Inc Sub Forest Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 3678 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A2 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA
Pill Identification: PA83 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly, Inwood Laboratories Inc Sub Forest Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: IL 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: ASC 105 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
American Health Packaging
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 3678 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: A2 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: A1 
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Benzonatate 200mg Cap
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: A2 
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Benzonatate 100mg Cap
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: IL 

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What is this medicine?

BENZONATATE (ben ZOE na tate) is used to treat cough.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Benzonatate: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Usage by Gender
67.33%
32.67%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
5.06%
19.34%
35.05%
40.56%
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Patient Experiences with Benzonatate

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View All 13 Experiences
Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.7 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.7 / 5
Tolerable: 4.7 / 5

Not Coughing As Much
Compared to the amount of coughing before taking this medication, I have improved tremendously and thankfully. I have seen where others have had issues with continuing to cough, drowsiness, and even diarrhea on higher dose, but I have had none of those problems. I have never taken this medication before that I recall and I am happy to have it. Alos taken safely with all of my regular medications.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 1
ArizonaBorn
January 29, 2017
From: Columbus, GA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Not working,
I see no difference except my mouth is super dry and nose is completely blocked. Still coughing. Children's otc triac tin syrup far more effective and only 4.00 at grocery store.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 1
Anonymous
January 26, 2017
From: Tacoma, WA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


It works but with side effect.
I have diarrhea after taking benzonatate 200 mg capsule.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
January 15, 2017
From: Raleigh, NC
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Chronic Cough
Thus far have used for the last 24 hours in which I have taken as prescribed, which is 3 times per day as needed. However, as I was in bed and trying to go to sleep I could not because I had a coughing spasm that lasted for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After the coughing finally subsided I was able to sleep for 4 hours. Upon waking up the coughing picked up again. I will see what happens over the next 24 hrs. If nothing changes, I will stop this medication and research for a quality OTC cough medication.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
June 16, 2016
From: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Not Sure


Still coughing after taking for a week
Still coughing after taking for a week, not helping at all.
Helpful: 5
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
May 12, 2016
From: Norwalk, CA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Disagree


Easy
Very easy to swallow. it did not make me drowsy and there was no weird after taste. Was able to take it with my daily medications safely.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
May 04, 2016
From: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Helped me sleep through the night
I had a cold and couldn't sleep because of my coughing. In had tried cold tablets and decongestants, but they had no affect once i laid down. I was given a prescription of these and the first night I took one, i slept through the night. It made such a difference because they helped me sleep, almost eliminated my cough and didn't make me drowsy during the day.
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
October 18, 2015
From: Maplewood, MN
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Extra Benefit
Although this is intended for cough, I have been using it for sinus headaches. It works wonders. Have been taking it 3 times a day for the last two weeks like prescribed and have had no sinus pressure headaches at all. It is great!
Helpful: 9
Unhelpful: 1
Anonymous
September 29, 2015
From: Tullahoma, TN
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Does not work
Coughed with the same frequency and as when not taking this medication.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 18, 2015
From: Angier, NC
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works as Intended
Works great on severe chronic cough! I highly recommend this medication.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 3
CVS Customer
February 23, 2015
From: LAKE BUTLER, FL
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Very positive
Very effective in suppressing my cough without any known side effects. I am not inclined to take medication. My doctor explained what Benzonatate is intended for. Since I could not stop coughing I agreed to try it. It stopped all the discomfort constant coughing causes. Whatever what causing the cough stopped within a few days. I took 100 mg capsules a couple times a day.
Helpful: 11
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
January 04, 2015
From: St Charles, MO
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Fantastic
I use these when ever I have a cough and they work GREAT. I highly recommend them.
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
December 10, 2014
From: Tampa, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Selective relief?
I've used this medication on a daily basis for over a week and it helps my cough at night so I can sleep. I still cough during the day though...
Helpful: 23
Unhelpful: 7
CVS Customer
January 23, 2014
From: Orlando, FL
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral capsule, liquid filled
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Strongly Agree