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Hi. My ex abused dextromethorphan. He drank about half a bottle daily. My question is, is there a test i can have him do to show he has done it?

Hi. My ex abused dextromethorphan. He drank about half a bottle daily. My question is, is there a test i can have him do to show he has done it?

Urine test: It is not a test that you or your husband can do. If he is willing, he should see his doctor who can order a urine test for the drug and interpret it appropriately. ...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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Does abusing dextromethorphan cough syrup create some permanent brain damage?

Does abusing dextromethorphan cough syrup create some permanent brain damage?

Yes: At high does, dxm can cause coma and if deep enough, respiratory depression could certainly lead to anoxia and permanent brain injury. Deaths have also been associated with dxm overdose and certainly is a permanent condition. Much more on the subject at: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/teen-abuse-cough-medicine-9/teens-and-dxm-drug-abuse?Page=1. ...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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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)?

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

Dr. Ira Katz
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Delsym (Definition)

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