Top
30
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Delsym Overdose

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Joseph Holtman
249 Doctors shared insights

Dextromethorphan (Definition)

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


2

2
How long does it take for benylin (dextromethorphan) medicine to kick in?

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

4

4
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

5

5
Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Is there any cough medicines without dextromethorphan?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Is a 12 hour otc cough suppressant only. If you only have a cough, this one is a good choice. It even comes in grape or orange flavors for the discriminating palate.
Don't forget to treat the cause of the cough, which is frequently post nasal drip. Use a humidifier when heat is on in house. Breathe in steamy showers through nose. Use saline nasal spray frequently to keep membranes moist! ...Read more

7

7
What is the treatment for dextromethorphan overdose?

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

9

9
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

12

12
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

16

16
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

19

19
Does dextromethorphan show up as an opioid in a standard drug screen?

No: Dextromethoraphan is not an opioid and will not "show up" as an opioid on a drug screen. ...Read more

22

22
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

25

25
Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Is it ok to take benzonatate with an over the counter cough medicine that has dextromethorphan and guaifenesin in it?

Yes: Benzonatate is the active ingredient in Tessalon. It works by numbing the throat and upper respiratory tree. There is no conflict. ...Read more

27

27
I am strictly breastfeeding my son and came down with a cold. I'm looking for medicine I can take while breastfeeding. Is Rexall Daytime cold/flu ok? It has acetaminophen dextromethorphan and phenylephrine

I am strictly breastfeeding my son and came down with a cold. I'm looking for medicine I can take while breastfeeding. Is Rexall Daytime cold/flu ok? It has acetaminophen dextromethorphan and phenylephrine

Breastmilk: You must balance the possibility of your child having side effects from medication in his food with the amount of relief you may have from the medication. Try a steamy shower, hot beverages, drink plenty of fluids and try to rest if at all possible. ...Read more

30

30
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

Dr. Austina Cho
129 Doctors shared insights

Delsym (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more