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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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

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