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I have bad anxiety and I have no medication to take. Will taking a small dose of benylin (dextromethorphan) help?

I have bad anxiety and I have no medication to take. Will taking a small dose of benylin (dextromethorphan) help?

Benylin (dextromethorphan) is a brand: Name for a number of medications that treat coughs, colds and the flu. So I don't know which product you are referring to. I am not sure that theses medications would be that helpful for your anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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


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I cannot use dextromethorphan due to other medication I take. Is there any prescription orover the counter cough suippressant I can take?

I cannot use dextromethorphan due to other medication I take. Is there any prescription orover the counter cough suippressant I can take?

Benzonatate: benzonatate plus or minus guaifenesin is an alternate. I assume the conflicting meds you take are one of the SSRI or SSNRI antidepressants. The conflict is that concurrent use may cause the serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) with blood pressure medication, is this okay?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Plain Robitussin dm, (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) not the cough and cold form, is ok. The cough and cold form can raise bp. ...Read more

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Does dextromethorphan show up as an opioid in a standard drug screen?

No: Dextromethoraphan is not an opioid and will not "show up" as an opioid on a drug screen. ...Read more

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What is delsym (dextromethorphan) used for?

What is delsym (dextromethorphan) used for?

Cough: The active ingredient is dextromethorphan which is the same medication present in most over the counter cough preparations. It simply suppresses the cough reflex. ...Read more

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What is dextromethorphan hydrobromide used for?

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

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Can children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Can children take Delsym (dextromethorphan)?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Is indicated for occasional use in children aged 2 years and older, and is properly dosed according to weight. ...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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Benylin (dextromethorphan) or zzquil. Which works better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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How long does delsym (dextromethorphan) dxm stays in your system?

Drug test?: I presume you are concerned over the opiate being detected in the urine. While I can't tell how long the trace of drug would be detectable in the urine, it is prudent to avoid taking any opiate when subject to urine test for at least a week just to be safe. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benylin (dextromethorphan) medicine to kick in?

Depends: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is a group name for different formulations, i.e. Different ingredients. These different crug components are metabolized at different rates depending on many factors, such as age, fever, digestive status, nature of condition being treated. Generally some response should be noted within 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion. ...Read more

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What would happen if I start working out after getting high off of delsym (dextromethorphan)?

What would happen if I start working 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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I took some benylin (dextromethorphan) extra strength that had already expired. What is this going to do to me?

Nothing bad: After a certain period of time, drugs lose potency. The rate at which a drug can be expected to "expire" is generally when it reaches 90% of labeled strength. A very few drugs, especially "biologicals", may become toxic. Check with your pharmacist about this. Benylin's ingredients don't become toxic as they age (provided storage requirements such as temperature, sunlight & humidity are maintained). ...Read more

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I have been having flu for the past five days. I took benylin 4 flu but I'm not getting better. What must I do?

I have been having flu for the past five days. I took benylin 4 flu but I'm not getting better. What must I do?

Natural remedies: Flu often lasts about a week so 5 days is normal. Benylin can help relieve symptoms but does nothing to speed your recovery. Rest and fluids are important, but high doses of Vitamin C and many herbs such as elderberry extract can be very helpful. Homeopathy can also help a great deal. See https://drrandybaker. Com/2017/02/10/preventing-and-treating-influenza/ for a detailed discussion. ...Read more

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I OD'd on 700 mg of Dextromethorphan HBr a month ago and since then I've been constantly spaced out and anxious. What could be causing this?

I OD'd on 700 mg of Dextromethorphan HBr a month ago and since then I've been constantly spaced out and anxious. What could be causing this?

Many things: Dextromethorphan itself can cause a sense of anxiety. As dextromethorphan overdose is associated with seizures, it is also possible that you are experiencing a sense of being spaced out for this reason, or for some others. I would suggest you consult your doctor for a real work up to find out what, if any, damage the overdose may have caused. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Benylin (Definition)

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