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Are dextromethorphan and butamirate citrate used for the same purpose ? which is better and safer ?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs answered

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Yes.: Both are used for cough. Difficult to say precisely which is better. The better one is the one that works for you without side effects. Both can have side effects if too much is taken. Butamirate can result in nausea and vomiting. With dm it is more of a mild euphoria.

Answered 6/19/2017



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