When the Cough Won’t Stop

If a patient’s cough won’t stop, the first-line medication for palliative treatment is benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)

After evaluating and treating the underlying causes of cough, treat the symptom of cough with benzonatate. Treating cough can be invaluable for the comfort of a patient and their family.

Benzonatate 100-200mg dose three times daily as needed when a patient’s cough won’t stop.

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