Were you looking for information about Tessalon? Tessalon Pearls is a common misspelling of Tessalon Perles.
Tessalon® (benzonatate) is a cough suppressant approved for adults and children as young as 10 years old. It comes in two strengths (100 mg and 200 mg) and is available in brand-name and generic forms.
Tessalon Perles is the brand name given to the 100-mg strength of the liquid-filled gel capsules. They are distinctive for their spherical shape; however, this also makes them easy to lose, since they roll off countertops easily. The 200-mg strength of brand-name Tessalon is not spherical.
(For more details, click Tessalon. This article takes an in-depth look at how the medication works, how it should be taken, and why it may not be suitable for everyone. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)