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Tessalon (benzonatate) Information

Benzonatate is a prescription drug approved for relief of cough in patients over 10 years of age.  The safety and effectiveness of benzonatate in children under 10 years of age have not been established.  Benzonatate is sold under the brand-name Tessalon and is also sold in generic preparations.

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