Benzononantin review

Benzononantin is a non-narcotic cough suppressant or antitussive used to treat and reduce coughing in various respiratory conditions such as the acute viral rhinopharyngitis, bronchitis, inflammatory illness of the lung, emphysema and even asthma as well as infections such as the cold, flu, or tuberculosis, and conditions such as emphysema, or bronchitis among others. This medicament works as an anesthetic and suppresses the action of the coughing symptoms by blocking the action of stretch receptors in the throat. It comes in softgel capsules and due to its relative strength, is recommended to swallow the capsules whole in order to allow slower release of the medicament that reduces the compulsion to cough with each breath.

As a non-narcotic, Benzononantin is not prone to abuse like some other cough medicaments such as codeine or dextromethorpan. Each softgel capsule is yellow in color and contains 100mg of the active ingredient.

The recommended dose for adults and children over 10 years of age is about 100 mg which can be taken 3 times a day, with a maximum of up to 6 times each day. Always follow your doctor's specific instructions. Do not chew or suck the capsule. This will cause it to disrupt the normal absorption process of the medicament. Numbness in the mouth that can result may cause choking or even severe allergic reaction in sensitive patients.

Side effects that are associated with the use of Benzononantin include stomach upsets such as constipation, somnolence and dizziness, headaches, a stuffy nose or a burning sensation in the eyes. Consult your doctor if these conditions persist.

Some side effects can be more serious than others. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any rash, hives or other allergic reactions, a difficult time breathing or swallowing, mental confusion or hallucination. Some of these side effects may result from absorbing too much Benzononantin in the mouth and will require immediate medical attention.

If capsules are chewed or allowed to dissolve in the mouth, numbness of the mouth and throat will develop rapidly. Symptoms of restlessness and tremors may also be followed by convulsions and may lead to an overdose of the medicament. Some cases of deliberate abuse of Benzononantin have resulted in death. In the event of an overdose or symptoms of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.

Increased sensitivity to anesthetic effects of the para-aminobenzoic acid class such as procaine and tetracaine can also cause negative effects to the central nervous system when taking Benzononantin. Severe sensitivity to the medicament has also caused bronchospasm, laryngospasm and cardiovascular collapse in some cases, which also resulted from sucking on to the capsules or breaking them inside the mouth. A general mental confusion and hallucination have also been observed in overdose cases. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Benzononantin's effects on the developing fetus have yet to be determined, and tests on the carcinogenic effects of this medicament have not been administered yet. It is also unknown whether this medicament can be released in breast milk, so mothers who are breastfeeding want to consult with their doctor before taking this medicament. Use for children under 10 years of age has not been extensively studied. Due to this, consult your doctor before giving this medicament to a child under the age of 10.

Benzononantin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of benzononantin

• Molecular formula of benzononantin is C30H53NO11
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy] ethoxy]ethoxy]ethoxy]ethyl4-butylaminobenzoate
• Molecular weight is 603.742 g/mol
Benzononantin available : 100mg capsules and 200mg capsules

Generic name: Benzonatate

Brand name(s): Benzonatato, Benzonatatum, Benzononatine, Exangit, Tesalon, Tessalin, Tessalon, Ventussin

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