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Synonyms: Tessalon® | Zonatuss®
benzonatate is an approved drug (FDA (1958))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Benzonatate is a non-narcotic antitussive. It is classified as a butylamine compound, and has structural similatities to ester type local anesthetics (e.g. Procaine and tetracaine). It has reduced abuse potential compared to opioid-like antitussives.