Drug Ratings for TESSALON

Average Rating: 2.6 (55 Ratings)

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 5  acute sinusitis with postnasal drip No side effects. Finally stopped coughing enough to get some sleep. Med worked great. F 35 10 days
200 MG 3xd

 1  cough Shortness of breath and confusion. I was disoriented and dizzy. Do not take this drug for any reason F 41 1 days

 2  Upper respiratory infection My Dr. was on vacation this week, and his replacement gave me these, which I've had before and found them ineffective. But being desperate, I took one. About 30 minutes later I realized that my breathing was labored and my eyes were burning. The Dr.'s solution was Benadryl, which knocks me flat out on my butt. Needless to say, I'm not taking these any longer and I'll be suffering through my cough. F 31 1 days

 2  COPD cough doesn't seem to be helping. i'm still coughing and it brings up mucus. F 69 5 days
3X D
 1  Pneumonia Extreme dizziness, body has numb feeling, fatigued. . F 32 1 days
100mg 2X D
 5  Bronchitis/Cold Slight dry mouth, slight difficulty swallowing. It helped me sleep throughout the night without coughing. Also helped me cough a lot less and avoid coughing fits. I made sure to follow all of the directions and did not mix it with other drugs without consulting with my Doctor first. Tessalon is great! F 4 days
200 MG 3X D

 1  Would not take it Did not take it. Dangerous drug. F 54 1 days
Dont know

 3  post nasal drip from sinus infectio Within an hour of every dose, I have moderate to severe stomach cramps. Coughing subsides somewhat, but not completely. I think the stomach cramps are gonna beat the cough in severity, though. No constipation, just pain. F 43 3 days
1-2 pills

 3  Cough I am not really sure this is helping my cough at night or night. Still unable to sleep through the night. This drug gives me very VIVID dreams and even sleep-walking which I have never done. F 58 2 weeks
1X D
 1  bad cough Has been of absolutely no help in relieving my cough. I hacked all night! Very irritated. Was looking forward to some relief and got none Waste of money! F 37 1 days
100 mg

 1  Never will take it 16 yr old female just died as a result of taking this medication. It is very dangerous. Read the warning labels and side effects. It is very serious. F 16 7 days

 2  cough It made me so fatigued thought I had mono. AlI wanted to do is sleep, and no one flagged that as a side effect for 3 weeks. It went away in hours after I stopped taking it. F 69 2 weeks
30 mg 3X D

 5  Cough None!! This is a miracule drug for me and i have used in through The years when I have a cough . It works when nothing else does F 69 5 days
3. Capsule

 1  Upper respiratory tract infection Severe dizziness and dry mouth. F 47 1 days
30 mg

 1  bronchitis very little help and eyes have been burning My daughter is a respiratory therapist and she says this med is HIGHLY over-rated and basically worthless, but a common cough suppressent given in clinics for whatever reason. F 58 3 days
100 3X D
 1  Pneumonia Felt like my throat was swelling up, difficulty swallowing , burning eyes and dizziness . Pills were taken as directed . I did not chew them. I ended up losing more sleep trying to wait until the side effects to wear off. F 32 2 days

 5  Cough None Ad bedtime...let me sleep alll night...sometimes needed second dose during night, but medicine did calm cough and let me get important rest to recuperate from bad flu M 48 1 weeks
1X D
 1  chronic cough did nothing did nothing..I kept coughing until I was couching up blood M 55 4 days
1 1X D

 1  bad cough Paranoia, suicidal. The most horrible time in my 55 years. I became extremely paranoid and suicidal. My wife had to literally lay on me in the bed to keep me from getting up in the night to kill myself. I ended up in lock-up in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital for three weeks, and took over a year psychiatric counselling and more drugs and more recovery from the symptoms from those drugs. After three years, I am finally getting back to normal. PLEASE EVERYONE READ THE FINE PRINT AND BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS BEFORE YOU START A NEW MEDICATION. M 55 6 weeks
1X D
 1  Asthma, bad hacking cough Dizzy, tired, weird feeling in my chest, still felt the need to cough and stuff still coming up. Itch in throat. I am not sure how this should work, but it didn't work at all for me. F 26 7 days
200mg 3*s

 1  cough Shortness of breath, foggy mind, still have cough. F 71 2 days
100 3X D

 4  Post-Sinus Surgery coughing Drowsiness I was coughing a lot after a major sinus procedure and this medicine helped keep some of the pain from coughing at bay and helped me to get some decent sleep. I use it as needed now and usually only at night but it seems to help with little to no side effects for me. F 26 5 days
100mg 3X D

 4  Chronic cough Headache, dry mouth/thirst, drowsiness, loopiness, dizziness The medication does help with cough, but as others stated, it wears off in about 3-4 hours. The first few days, I was extremely thirsty; could not get enough ice water. My hands were warmer and drier than usual. I would wake up with headaches. Upon standing, I would feel dizzy and sometimes loopy. After maybe 1 week, the side effects started to subside. Someone else mentioned "psychotic dreams", I did experience crazier than usual dreams. F 39 6 days
200mg 3X D

 2  upper respritory infection/ cough Dry Eyes, Insomnia, Head Ache Not really helping. It does slightly work for about 2 or 3 after hours taking it, but then I cough for 3 or 4 hours until my next dose. Waste of money for me. M 35 2 days
200 4X D

 4  sinusitis bronchitis This drug made me feel a little loopy but very hyper and talkative. Apparently no one else has had this reaction. F 27 10 days
100mg 6X D
 4  chronic cough Some nasal stuffines. It has definetly helped keep me from coughing as much. I can tell when it is wearing off and need to take another dose. F 61 7 days
200 mg 3X D

 5  severe cough & congestion Increased drowsiness Took 200 MG in addition to PSE BPM liquid BPH. The combination worked like a charm. Neither medication is cheap. M 78 7 days

 5  bronchitits no side effects except slight eye irratation I was finally able to get a good nights sleep after a week of hacking all nighters. Would take again if needed. F 39 5 days

 5  Post Viral (H1N1) Cough None. I got a little dizzy about 30 minutes after the first dose. It subsided within minutes. I have a HORRIBLE cough after having H1N1. The cough is worse than having the flu. This has worked great! It does not completely get rid of the cough, but it brings it down to a less severe, manageable level. 32 4 days

 1  Bronchitis None This medicine did absolutely nothing for my cough. I took the perles - not sure whether the formulation makes a difference - I found no change until I changed to Tussionex. F 39 6 days

 4  cough slight shortness of breath. But overall, helped me sleep at night by subsiding my cough just enough. I am very sensitive to side effects with med (see nasonex!) but experienced nothing with this medicine. Mine was 200mg- may need 2 if you are at 100mg F 39 2 days

 3  unproductive cough trouble sleeping, when taken right before bedtime F 48 3 days

 4  Constant cough/ viral bronchitis None at all. Started taking this 3 days ago with almost immediate improvement. Yes, I still cough some. But nothing like before. Doesn't make me sleepy during the day. F 63 3 days

 1  Acute bronchitis Within half an hour from taking Tessalon, I experienced: severe vertigo, nausea, stomach pain, numbness on my throat that made me feel like I was choking (no, I did not break the capsule before swallowing it...) visual distortion/red spots, slight confusion. The cough returned as strong as ever when the drug wore out. I was told that the body adjusts to the drug after a few days, so I took another Tessalon the next day but the symptoms felt even worse, so I quit taking it. I have no known allergies to medications and I was only taking the antibiotic clarythromycin at the time which did not cause any side-effects. I did not find any drug counteractions with clarythromycin online and the same doctor prescribed these drugs, so I assume she would know (I hope!) F 41 2 days

 4  Bronchitis none noted I would have these severe coughing fits that would come on very sudden along with chronic coughing throughout the day. These seem to help stop the urge to cough. I can still cough if needed but didnt have that constant "itch" in my throat as I did before. Seems like this would only last on me for 4-5 hours so I'd take this 3x a day and then the Tussionex at night. I could definitely tell when this would wear off. F 37 10 days

 4  cough none great cough suppressant without the serious sedation M 23 4 days

 5  chronic cough- post viral I'm on a number of prescriptions right now so not really sure. I am coughing less often and less deeply. Nexim seems to help with the roughness in my esophagus and the Diflucan for the yeast in my throat I got from the inhaler. I am happy with the results from Tessalon. Nothing has worked for six months, Tessalon is! Yay! F 57 10 days
 3  Chronic Cough None at all It is starting to work after 4 days; still some coughing. M 50 4 days
 3  Cough Shimmery lines through line of vision, temporary loss of peripheral vision, and worst headache of my life. It did control the cough but horrid side effects. Would never take again. F 48 2 days

 5  chronic cough none, drowsiness at night This stuff works great! Super results. Used only at night or if at home too sick to work. Used with phenergan and got the only sleep I'd had in days. Used it only until I could sleep at night. Have used it three times and requested it twice. Finding this was almost as good as Christmas. F 41 7 days

 1  chest cold and cough Increased coughing and suppressed coughing up of mucus. Burning eyes. M 75 2 days

 1  uncontrollable dry cough during flu dizzy, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, dry mouth, hard to swallow, felt awful. Discontinued after 1st dose. Took Benedryl and lived on cough lozenges until cough subsided-Benedryl helped a lot. Tussins didn't help at all. Really expensive and risky side effects F 49 1 days

 1  influenza with chronic coughing Burning in the eyes Did not work for me at all. I didn't notice any help after taking it. F 29 2 days

 3  bronchitis tired, dizzy, bad taste in my mouth it worked great to control coughing but it wasn't worth dealing with the side effects. F 41 1 days

 2  Cough due to Bronchitis Burning eyes It was expensive, made my eyes burn, and wasn't very effective at suppressing my cough AT ALL. F 47 4 days

 5  Cold/Cough None Worked as advertised. No hacking cough when on the drug. If I skipped a dose, the cough would return. Would use again. M 39 7 days

 1  Cough It did not suppress my cough. M 36 3 days

 1  laryngitis dizzy, tighter in throat, laryngitis worse. do not like the stuff F 53 2 days

 1  cough bad taste M 37 3 days

 1  bronchitis M 58 2 days

 5   M 26

 1  cough tough numbness, dizziness, headache Couldn't taste food while taking this medicine F 29 2 days

 2  cough tessalon lessened my cough, but i experienced what the monograph listed as F 28 2 days


 1  cough experienced facial numbness, tongue numbness double vision and vertigo M 41 2 days

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