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¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

How much does a visit to get a Benzonatate prescription cost?

DrHouse
Membership
Get $30 off every visit, free meds, and unlimited care support - for you and your family.
$49/visit
Only $99/year. Cancel anytime.
Free meds and delivery
We cover 300+ meds with free delivery. Check our covered meds and FAQ
Includes your family
Get discounted visits and free meds & delivery for all your family members.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7.
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can get a refund after your first visit if we are unable to provide care.
Urgent Care
Visit
One-time urgent care visit for diagnosis, treatment, Rx, and doctor’s notes.
$79/visit
24/7 virtual visits
See a board-certified clinician within 15 minutes. No insurance needed.
Get doctor’s notes
Get a doctor’s excuse and/or clearance for your school or work if needed.
100% treatment guarantee
You can request a refund after your visit if we are unable to provide care.
On-demand care support  
Chat with our care support whenever necessary. They are here for you 24/7. For 7 days
¹Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. ²Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Benzonatate (Generic Tessalon)

What is Benzonatate?

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral medication, commonly recognized for its role in providing symptomatic relief for patients experiencing coughing associated with various respiratory conditions. It works by anesthetizing certain receptors in the lungs and airways, thus reducing the cough reflex and providing comfort.

What is Benzonatate used to treat?

Benzonatate is utilized to alleviate symptoms of a cough brought on by the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory conditions. Its primary function is to suppress the cough reflex, resulting in relief from persistent and disruptive coughing spells, enabling better rest and recovery.

What are the common side effects of Benzonatate?

While Benzonatate is generally well-tolerated, it can cause certain side effects. Some of the most common include drowsiness, headache, constipation, nausea, or upset stomach. More serious side effects, although rare, include allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

 

For more detailed information about Benzonatate, you can refer to the following sources:

 

The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Always consult with your physician or other qualified health providers about medical concerns. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on what you read on this website.

If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you do require a prescription to obtain Benzonatate. It is a prescription medication, which means it must be prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional due to its potential side effects and the necessity to ensure it’s the most suitable treatment for your specific condition

  • Indeed, with DrHouse, you can get a Benzonatate prescription online. After a virtual visit with one of our licensed healthcare professionals, they can prescribe medication based on their assessment of your symptoms and medical history.

  • With DrHouse, getting a Benzonatate prescription online is a simple, user-friendly process. Download our app, create an account, and start an instant virtual visit with a healthcare professional. They’ll evaluate your symptoms, and if deemed appropriate, can prescribe Benzonatate.

  • No, Benzonatate is not available for over-the-counter purchase. This medication requires a prescription from a healthcare provider to ensure its appropriateness for your specific medical condition and to manage potential side effects.

  • Absolutely, it is legal to prescribe medicine online, provided it’s done by a licensed healthcare professional following a thorough assessment of the patient’s health condition. Online telehealth platforms like DrHouse operate under strict adherence to state and federal laws, ensuring safe and effective patient care.

  • Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions.  For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.

  • At DrHouse you can see an online doctor within 15 minutes and receive your prescription. From there, you have the option to either have the prescription sent to your pharmacy of choice or have the meds delivered directly to your door.

  • Other medications available for treating coughs include:

    • Dextromethorphan (Robitussin, Delsym)
    • Guaifenesin (Mucinex)
    • Codeine
    • Hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro ER)
    • Chlorpheniramine and Hydrocodone (Tussionex)