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Adverse Effects Associated with the Antitussive Agent Benzonatate

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Description:

Benzonatate (Tessalon, Ventussin, Exangit, other) is a polyglycol derivative that is used as an antitussive agent. It has been associated with a number of adverse reactions, some of which have been fatal. Small children under the age of 10 are at increased risk for an adverse effect.

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