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Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Overview)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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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. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
247 Doctors shared insights

Dextromethorphan (Overview)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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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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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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What happens if I'm taking 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily, should I use dextromethorphan?

Maybe not: They can interact. Might be better off choosing something else or speaking with you PCP for a better recommendation. Both medications can increase your serotonin and together could cause serotonin syndrome. go to drugs. Com and click link for interactions checker. ...Read more

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Both times I've used dextromethorphan (generic capsule with no other active ingredients) my pupils became dilated for a day. Should I avoid it now?

Both times I've used dextromethorphan (generic capsule with no other active ingredients) my pupils became dilated for a day. Should I avoid it now?

Depends: Is that the only side effect you encountered? Did it negatively affect you otherwise? To me if the medication did you more good than the side effects bothered you, I would consider it an option you could use with this in mind. ...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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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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I was wondering are guaifenesin and dextromethorphan safe during pregnancy?

Yes/No/When?: Based on the limited available data, an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes has not been observed following maternal use of Guaifenesin in pregnancy
maternal use of standard otc doses of dextromethorphan when used as an antitussive during the first trimester of pregnancy has not been found to increase the risk of teratogenic effects. ...Read more

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it. ...Read more

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Have been taking delsym containing dextromethorphan. What are side effects?

Dextromethorphan: Cough medicine should be used for only few days and only small amount------
only allergic reaction like hives or difficulty breathing or overuse with irritability, nervousness, stomach upset, hallucinations, are really serious. ...Read more

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Will bupropion sr and delsym (dextromethorphan) night interact?

Will bupropion sr and delsym (dextromethorphan) night interact?

Maybe (not). . .: Always ask your pharmacist & prescribing physician about drug interactions. They have the final say-so. Otoh, you can use online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com to search for drug-drug interactions. Epocrates says no (there are 2 kinds of delsym night time) while drugs. Com says there's moderate interaction btwn bupropion & dextromethorphan. So best to ask your pharmacist & family doc for final ruling. ...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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Had a dry cough for 20 days. I've tried several meds that contain dextromethorphan but not much help. I even hv palpitation/ SVT when taking it. Help?

Had a dry cough for 20 days. I've tried several meds that contain dextromethorphan but not much help. I even hv palpitation/ SVT when taking it. Help?

Bronchospasm: You may have bronchospasm which would respond to selective bronchodilators by prescription (selective so as to not worsen your palpiations). A short tapering steroid course may be beneficial. You may have underlying bronchial infection. Sometimes an antibiotic is necessary. You should have futher consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of dextromethorphan are there in Zicam cough max total?

None: None of the currently available Zicam products described on their corporate website lists dextromethorphan as an ingredient. You can check at www. Zicam. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Benylin (Definition)

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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Delsym (Definition)

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