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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 the definition or description of: Delsym (dextromethorphan) overdose?

Delsym overdose: Delsym (dextromethorphan) is a cough medicine. 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 effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-13570/delsym-oral/details ...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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What are the effects of overdose on dayquil (apap/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrin?

Serious: Acetaminophen (apap, tylenol) overdose can kill the liver, and kill the overdoser. It is one of the most commonly overdosed over-the-counter medications, partly due to misconception that if it is over-the-counter then it cannot be all that harmful. It is safe within listed limits. Pseudoephedrine overdose can speed up the heart to dangerous levels or raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

Supportive care: Although activated charcoal can help reduce absorption if given immediately after ingestion, treatment usually involves maintaining the airway, giving fluids and treating seizures. The narcotic antagonist Naloxone (narcan) may help. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an acetaminophen and dextromethorphan overdose?

See below: Acetaminophen overdose is very serious. High doses can lead to liver failure manifesting as jaundice, abdominal pain, and prolonged bleeding. Dextromethorphan usually leads to rapid heart rate and possible palpitations. ...Read more

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My friend drank half a bottle of cough syrup containing DXM (dextromethorphan) and turned red a starting itching terribly. Is this overdose symptoms?

My friend drank half a bottle of cough syrup containing DXM (dextromethorphan) and turned red a starting itching terribly. Is this overdose symptoms?

Yes. Take to ER now.: DXM OD can be life-threatening. Signs absolutely do include red skin, sweating, heart racing, as well as increased blood pressure, possible nausea/vomiting, lethargy/hyperactivity, slurred speech, altered mental status, even hallucinations & seizures. This drug is abused recreationally now. Your friend needs definitive medical care/observation immediately. ...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)?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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)?

Dextromethorphan-: -is a safe cough suppressant with no contradiction, however if taken in sufficient amounts 2 get high, anything is dangerous.maybe not against exercise but in general. It is abnormal behavior & a very stupid thing 2 do but @ 46, there is no use in trying to change Ur habit without direction from an AODA councilor. ...Read more

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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, 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). ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. Its other uses have nothing to do with skin (possible treatment for neuropathic pain and pain associated with fibromyalgia). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Delsym (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

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