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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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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.

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What is dextromethorphan hydrobromide used for?

What is dextromethorphan hydrobromide used for?

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If I took 1/2 bottle of delsym (dextromethorphan) in one day, would I overdose?

Yes: You took over the dose, therefore, you over-dosed. You didn't harm yourself, however. Don't do it again.

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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)?

Get a better high: You are either an accomplished or aspiring athlete. Why settle for muddling your brain on cough syrup when you have already earned the right to the full thrill that you have earned in the gym? Good for you -- have a great time

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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).

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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.

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What does takeing dextromethorphan hbr to get high do to you, how does it affect your health, short term and long term? Is occasional use ok?

Cough sirop high: Good doctors never prescribe cough sirop, to kids or adults. Treat the cause of the cough, not the cough symptom. And the sirop has no use whether occasional or not. The sirop has a med in it that makes people drowsy. To abuse it to get high hurt you from the cause in your personality that makes you look for such a chemical. Treat your mental problem vigorously to have a better future.

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Is there an ingredient in benylin (dextromethorphan) that helps your skin?

Is there an ingredient in benylin (dextromethorphan) that helps your skin?

Don't think so!: Benylin's main ingredients is dextromethorphan a cough suppresant. It's other uses have nothing to do with skin (possible treatment for neuropathic pain and pain associated with fibromyalgia).

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Delsym (Definition)

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