Benzonatate 100 mg
Benzonatate (Tessalon®) is a prescription cough medicine that is approved for use in adults and children as young as 10 years old. It comes in the following forms and strengths:
- Benzonatate 100 mg liquid-filled gel capsules
- Benzonatate 200 mg liquid-filled gel capsules.
In most cases, the recommended dosage is 100 to 200 mg of benzonatate, three times a day as needed. The maximum total dose per day is 600 mg. Never give benzonatate to a child (or even an adult) who cannot swallow capsules, as the medication must be swallowed whole. It should never be chewed or sucked.
(To learn more about the dosing guidelines for the 100- and 200-mg capsules, click Benzonatate Dosage. This article offers helpful tips and precautions for taking this medication and explains how your healthcare provider will determine the amount that is right for you.)