Tessalon is a frequently-prescribed cough medication. It comes as either a capsule or as a red or yellow gelatine dealie (known in pharmaceutical circles as a perle). Tessalon is a non-narcotic antitussive (lat. 'against coughing') aka cough suppressant.
Tessalon, brand name of benzonatate
under 10yrs: Not recommended.
over 10yrs: 100-200mg 3 times daily.
Benzonatate 100mg perles, 200mg and 500mg capsules
Swallow whole; do not suck or chew.
Date of most recent Update
Drink plenty of water when taking this medication
February 8, 2003
Further information is available in the writeup for the
generic name(s) of this medication