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How Long Does Dextromethorphan Stay In Your System
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
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
Delsym in body: This depends on which type you are taking and other meds you are taking. Let's chat and I can give YOU a better answer. ...Read more
Drug test question: will dextromethorphan hbr show up in drug test and how long from when the last dose does it show up?? Thanks!! :)
Depends: It depends on how much you drank. The half-life is 11 hours. ...Read more
Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more
Yes: You took over the dose, therefore, you over-dosed. You didn't harm yourself, however. Don't do it again. ...Read more
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
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
I have been having flu for the past five days. I took benylin 4 flu but I'm not getting better. What must I do?
Natural remedies: Flu often lasts about a week so 5 days is normal. Benylin can help relieve symptoms but does nothing to speed your recovery. Rest and fluids are important, but high doses of Vitamin C and many herbs such as elderberry extract can be very helpful. Homeopathy can also help a great deal. See https://drrandybaker.com/2017/02/10/preventing-and-treating-influenza/ for a detailed discussion. ...Read more
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
What is the dosage on delsym (dextromethorphan) for a 128lb child? I believe it's the adult dose at 10ml, every 12 hours, i just want to be sure.
Medicaiton dosing: At 128 pounds of weight they get treatd as adults for medicaiton dosing for most meds. ...Read more
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
Dextro & Thyroid: Even though Dextro has Bromide, its effect on raising the thyroid function is minimal, unless toxicity. ...Read more
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