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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Dextromethorphan Cough Syrup (Overview)

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


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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Francine Mosley
327 doctors shared insights

Dextromethorphan Cough Syrup (Overview)

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


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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
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Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
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Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
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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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Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Drug interactions.: No interactions were noted with Drugs.Com drug interaction checker (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=844-2022,1964-16108) ...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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Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can i give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you give delsym cough syrup and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: It is fine to take both - no medication interaction. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, though, using these meds for more than a few doses without letting your doc know. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a cough syrup called promethazine-dextromethorphan before I pick it up I would like to know is the syrup gonna give me a high?

I was prescribed a cough syrup called promethazine-dextromethorphan before I pick it up I would like to know is the syrup gonna give me a high?

May be, may be not: This is a combination medixine, the prometazine part can cause CNS depeession, or at times stimulation, so be careful not to combine with other medications that affect the CNS as well, like OTC cold medicines which contain several ingredients similar in action to the one you were prescribed. Don't exceed recommend dosage , you may take it only as needed, call your doctor if any problem, good luck ...Read more

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

My friend drank half a bottle of cough syrup containing DXM (dextromethorphan) and turned red an 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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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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