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Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can 4 yo get a steroid injection or po? She has had allergies and/or cold (per dr) going on 2 months now. Neither claritin or xyryec and Delsym..

Can 4 yo get a steroid injection or po? She has had allergies and/or cold (per dr) going on 2 months now. Neither claritin or xyryec and Delsym..

Rarely indicated: Children are not just small adults. The steroid injections many adults get for sinus relief, etc. Are rarely indicated in kids. They can impair their developing immune system. Steroid nasal sprays are relatively low risk and often help. Some kids with asthma flare ups will take a 4-5 day oral burst but that is condition specific. ...Read more

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I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?

I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?

Below: It is OK to use the albuterol if this has been Rxed by your health care provider.

Use the albuterol as directed, and if no improvement, then call or see your DR. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough and its been the third day. I'm allergic to dextromethorphan and can't see my doctor for three days. I cant sleep. Please help!

I have a really bad cough and its been the third day. I'm allergic to dextromethorphan and can't see my doctor for three days. I cant sleep. Please help!

Don't over suppress: Cough is your body trying to protect itself so it's hard to answer without an exam. Stay hydrated, try green tea with honey and maybe a little whiskey at bed time if you like. Should also gargle with antibacterial mouthwash several times a day, and may want to try Emergency Immune Boost during the day. Do you have earache or sinus issues? May want to sleep with humidifier but make sure it's clea. ...Read more

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If my son took a bottle of delsym did he overdose?

If my son took a bottle of delsym did he overdose?

You can: Call National Poison control line at (800) 222-1222 or take him to the ER. Don't know his age. Please DON"T try to get emergency care via a general health education site - that is putting your child at risk - as you have no way to know when we will answer your question or if we will answer it. ...Read more

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Who should not take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Contraindications/Cautions: hypersens. To drug/class/compon., MAO inhibitor use w/in 14 days &
caution in pts ...Read more

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What is dextromethorphan hydrobromide used for?

What is dextromethorphan hydrobromide used for?

Cough: Is the active ingredient in the "dm" of all syrups & pills. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dextromethorphan overdose?

What are the tests for dextromethorphan overdose?

Blood test: Dextromethorphan can be measured in the blood, but one would need a suspicion of an overdose in order to obtain this test. Dextromethorphan is structurally related to the opiate receptor agonist, codeine, and symptoms can include drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, seizures and breathing irregularities. It is important to let the physician know all medications taken, including otc preparations. ...Read more

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Can I take benzonatate 200mg with delsym night time?

Can I take benzonatate 200mg with delsym night time?

Yes, but: Why two cough medicines? If you really have uncontrollable cough, not responding to only one OTC preparation, you better see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Is a 12 hour otc cough suppressant only. If you only have a cough, this one is a good choice. It even comes in grape or orange flavors for the discriminating palate.
Don't forget to treat the cause of the cough, which is frequently post nasal drip. Use a humidifier when heat is on in house. Breathe in steamy showers through nose. Use saline nasal spray frequently to keep membranes moist! ...Read more

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Does dextromethorphan interfere with the way maois work?

Does dextromethorphan interfere with the way maois work?

Yes & vice versa: The 2 drugs should not be used together; allow at least 14 days between maoi & dm use. Combo can result in serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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How long does delsym (dextromethorphan) stay in your urine for?

Delsym in body: This depends on which type you are taking and other meds you are taking. Let's chat and I can give YOU a better answer. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/delsym-side-effects. Html

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Is there an ingredient in benylin (dextromethorphan) that helps your skin?

Is there an ingredient in benylin (dextromethorphan) that helps your skin?

Don't think so!: Benylin's main ingredients is dextromethorphan a cough suppresant. It's other uses have nothing to do with skin (possible treatment for neuropathic pain and pain associated with fibromyalgia). ...Read more

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Have been taking delsym containing dextromethorphan. What are side effects?

Dextromethorphan: Cough medicine should be used for only few days and only small amount------
only allergic reaction like hives or difficulty breathing or overuse with irritability, nervousness, stomach upset, hallucinations, are really serious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to work out after getting high off of delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Dextromethorphan-: -is a safe cough suppressant with no contradiction, however if taken in sufficient amounts 2 get high, anything is dangerous. Maybe not against exercise but in general. It is abnormal behavior & a very stupid thing 2 do but @ 46, there is no use in trying to change Ur habit without direction from an AODA councilor. ...Read more

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There any way to counteract these side-effects of delsym (dextromethorphan)?

There any way to counteract these side-effects of delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): This is a cough medicine so people use it for short term in small amount, may cause mild dizziness
if taken for abuse can cause irritability, hallucinations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delsym (dextromethorphan) overdose?

Delsym overdose: Delsym (dextromethorphan) is a cough medicine. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-13570/delsym-oral/details ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Check w/ chemist/MD: Be aware that the dosing of medications that adult or children can take for similar conditions are not always intuitive. Taking double a pediatric dose or mare may cause you to inadvertently overdose yourself. Best to check with your chemist or doctor. ...Read more

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I was told give my 2yr old benylin (dextromethorphan) cuz he's 48 lbs and 3.5ft tall. It says 6 and up 10ml so I only want to give 5ml cuz he's same as 6 but still only 2?

I was told give my 2yr old benylin (dextromethorphan) cuz he's 48 lbs and 3.5ft tall. It says 6 and up 10ml so I only want to give 5ml cuz he's same as 6 but still only 2?

Not the weight: That matters, it's the age, for the maturity of the CNS and the unpredictable reactions to these drugs in toddlers and patients younger than age 6. You didn't specify what formulation you wanted to use. Moreover your son needs to be checked for his weight: way above, he is tall too, but still he is obese, kindly get referred to a pediatric endocrinologist, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take dextromethorphan hbr while pregnant?

Can I take dextromethorphan hbr while pregnant?

Not usually: I typically avoid dextromethorphan in pregnancy. Some providers might feel comfortable depending on your gestational age, but I don't. If treating a cough use plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) or guifenisen and cough drops are fine too. ...Read more

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Can taking too much dextromethorphan cause you to be infertile?

Constipated: At the least you will likely end up very constipated, nauseated, and dopey. If these side effects don't curb your sexual drive, the drug will. If you take a load of it, it will act like heroin. Thus too much will depends on how much. Doubling the usual dose likely will not hurt you and there is no evidence that this affects fertility per se. ...Read more

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Dextromethorphan hydrobromide--what should I expect for "side effects?

I tell patients: To expect no side effects.....However dextromethorphan can cause drowsiness. More significant side effects include anxiety, slowed breathing, hallucinations all of which require attention. Hopefully it will also suppress a cough which is usually why it is prescribed. Www. Drugs. Com has a lot of good information if you want to check it out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy?

Symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy?

Not likely: Delsym (dextromethorphan) can cause adverse reactions in some people, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue or abdominal pain. These are infrequent in nature. I am not aware of any cases of dextramethorphan allergy. ...Read more

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Could you have delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Could you have delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Not likely: Delsym (dextromethorphan) can cause adverse reactions in some people, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue or abdominal pain. These are infrequent in nature. I am not aware of any cases of dextramethorphan allergy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

Supportive care: Although activated charcoal can help reduce absorption if given immediately after ingestion, treatment usually involves maintaining the airway, giving fluids and treating seizures. The narcotic antagonist Naloxone (narcan) may help. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more