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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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 definition or description of: Delsym (dextromethorphan) allergy?

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

Delsym allergy: Delsym (dextromethorphan) is used in the treatment of non-productive coughs. 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 reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/delsym-extended-release-liquid. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Benylin (dextromethorphan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Benylin (dextromethorphan) allergy?

Dextromethorphan: Is a medication used as a cough suppressant in various cough/cold preparations. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy in general so I can compare?

What are the symptoms of a dextromethorphan allergy in general so I can compare?

Rash, breathing: Dextromethorphan can cause direct histamine release, resulting in a rash, nausea, dizziness, and breathing difficulty. At high doses hallucination are possible. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Humibid DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humibid DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) allergy?

Medications: guaifenesin is an expectorant (helps your body be able to get rid of mucous) and dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Neither of these ingredients specifically addresses allergy. ...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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Can you take childrens delsym with childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can you take childrens delsym with childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: Each of these common medications are for different conditions. Delsym is a mild cough suppressor, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that may have some help in relieving cough. When in doubt, refer to your pharmacist or physician for dosing instructions. ...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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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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Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER ...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 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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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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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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Is delsym (dextromethorphan) safe for my 6 yr old?

Would not recommend: Cold and cough medicines for children are not recommended for this age group for two main reasons: (1) in studies, they have shown not to work, and (2) they can produce side effects. Honey actually works pretty well for a cough, and depending on the cause, cool mist or steam from a shower can provide relief. If the child is old enough, nasal saline spray can also help with congestion. ...Read more

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How effective is dextromethorphan (Delsym) for treating croup?

How effective is dextromethorphan (Delsym) for treating croup?

Doesn't treat it: Cough suppressants will not treat the cause of Croup (a viral infection), but may help suppress a cough to promote comfort and adequate rest. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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Delsym (Definition)

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