BENZ PEARLS Capsule 10’s

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INTRODUCTION

BENZ PEARLS contains Benzonatate which belongs to the group of medicines called Antitussive agents. It is used in the affected individuals to provide symptomatic relief from cough.

BENZ PEARLS is not recommended for use if you are allergic to benzonatate, or other related compounds. Before taking BENZ PEARLS, inform your doctor if you have liver disease such as chronic hepatitis C. It should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is not recommended for use in children (below 10 years of age) and it should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking BENZ PEARLS.

The most common side effects associated with the use of BENZ PEARLS are nausea, oral hypoesthesia (loss of sensation in mouth), numbness, dizziness, headache, sedation and excess sleepiness. Consult your doctor if any of the symptom worsens.

USES OF BENZ PEARLS
To provide symptomatic relief of cough
HOW BENZ PEARLS WORKS

BENZ PEARLS works by reducing the activity of certain receptors or nerve fibers located in the respiratory passage, lungs and membrane (covering the lungs) that sends impulses to the cough center located in the brain resulting in inhibition of mechanism involved in the stimulation of airway muscles to initiate cough thus providing symptomatic relief from cough in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take BENZ PEARLS as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age and severity of the condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BENZ PEARLS
COMMON
Nausea
Oral hypoesthesia (loss of sensation in mouth)
Throat symptoms such as pain/scratchy sensation in throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen tonsils
Numbness
Dizziness
Headache
Sedation
Excess sleepiness
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Try to take BENZ PEARLS with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Dizziness:

Lie down until the dizziness passes and get up slowly. Do not bend down suddenly. Get a lot of rest. Walk slowly and carefully. Take plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking coffee, alcohol, or smoking. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Headache:

Take rest and drink plenty of water. Avoid taking alcohol and skipping meals. Do not strain your eyes by watching screen for long time. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
PREGNANCY

BENZ PEARLS should be used with caution in pregnant women only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

BENZ PEARLS should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

BENZ PEARLS should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis C. Consult your doctor before taking BENZ PEARLS.

ALLERGY

BENZ PEARLS is not recommended for use if you are allergic to benzonatate or related compounds or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Use in Paediatrics:

BENZ PEARLS is not recommended for use in children (below 10 years of age). Consult child’s doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

BENZ PEARLS should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking BENZ PEARLS.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking BENZ PEARLS, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicine:

Para-amino-benzoic acid (medicines used for topical numbing) Ex. procaine, tetracaine

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of BENZ PEARLS, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are restlessness, tremors, convulsions, depression, coma, cerebral edema (swelling of brain) and cardiac arrest.

SYNOPSIS
Drug :   Benzonatate
Pharmacological Category :   Antitussive agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Provide symptomatic relief from cough
Dosage Forms :   Capsule
MORE INFORMATION
Keep the medicine out of reach of children
Store BENZ PEARLS at room temperature
FAQs ABOUT BENZ PEARLS

What is BENZ PEARLS used for?

BENZ PEARLS is used to provide symptomatic relief from cough which occurs as a voluntary/involuntary act to clear throat and breathing passage from foreign particles, irritants, microbes and fluids which can be done deliberately or occur as a reflex action associated with some illness.

What happens if you take more BENZ PEARLS than your required dose?

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of BENZ PEARLS, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are restlessness, tremors, convulsions, depression, coma, cerebral edema (swelling of brain) and cardiac arrest.

What common side effects are seen with BENZ PEARLS?

The most common side effects associated with the use of BENZ PEARLS are nausea, oral hypoesthesia (loss of sensation in mouth), numbness, dizziness, headache, sedation, and excess sleepiness. Consult your doctor if any of the symptom worsens.

Who should avoid taking BENZ PEARLS?

BENZ PEARLS is not recommended for use in patients who are allergic to benzonatate, or related compounds. It is also not recommended for use in children (aged below 10 years). Consult your doctor before taking BENZ PEARLS.

How BENZ PEARLS works?

BENZ PEARLS works by reducing the activity of certain receptors or nerve fibers located in the respiratory passage, lungs, and membrane (covering the lungs) that sends impulses to the cough center located in the brain resulting in inhibition of mechanism involved in the stimulation of airway muscles to initiate cough thus providing symptomatic relief from cough in affected individuals.

Does BENZ PEARLS cause headache?

Yes, BENZ PEARLS may cause headache in some individuals. To manage this effect, try to take rest and drink plenty of water. Avoid taking alcohol and skipping meals. Do not strain your eyes by watching screen for long time. Consult your doctor if the symptom persists for long or gets worsened.

REFERENCES

1. Laurence Brunton, Bruce Chabner, Bjorn Knollman. Goodman’s and Gilman’s; The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. Twelfth edition. 2011. Page 1058.

2. Julie C. Lauffenburger, Christina L. Mayer, Roy L. Hawke, Kim L. R. Brouwer, Michael W. Fried, Joel F. Farley. Medication Use and Medical Comorbidity in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C from a U.S. Commercial Claims Database: High Utilization of Drugs with Interaction Potential. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. October 2015. [Accessed on 9th August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4156548/

3. John Widdicombe, Shankar Kamath. Acute Cough in the Elderly. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. August 2012. [Accessed on 9th August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7100077/

4. Benzonatate. NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. U.S Department of Health & Human Services. 2007. [Accessed on 9th August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7100077/

5. Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Benzonatate Capsules. [Revised in March 2019] [Accessed on 9th August 2022] https://www.camberpharma.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Benzonatate_Capsules-1.pdf

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Country Of Origin
India

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