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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Delsym (Overview)

Delsym is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
127 doctors shared insights

Delsym (Overview)

Delsym is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Can i take delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough syrup during the day, and then my prescribed hydromet cough syrup at night? I want to make sure this is fine to do.

Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him know you are not happy with current plan. He will then give you a better option. But realize it will take some time. ...Read more

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Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

Which antitussive is most effective, dextromethorphan?

It's the most common: This is a good one and very available. The most potent anti-tussives are narcotic cough medications. They must be used with caution. One must have a prescription for most of these. I don't shill for companies but i find "delsym" a very good otc cough medication. ...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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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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Will bupropion sr and delsym (dextromethorphan) night interact?

Will bupropion sr and delsym (dextromethorphan) night interact?

Maybe (not) . . .: Always ask your pharmacist & prescribing physician about drug interactions. They have the final say-so. Otoh, you can use online.Epocrates.Com & drugs.Com to search for drug-drug interactions. Epocrates says no (there are 2 kinds of delsym night time) while drugs.Com says there's moderate interaction btwn bupropion & dextromethorphan. So best to ask your pharmacist & family doc for final ruling. ...Read more

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe i took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe i took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it. ...Read more

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How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when i cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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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

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