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I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Like a hallucinogen

I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d.
Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2 look for help current treatment available is naltrexone.

In brief: Like a hallucinogen

I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d.
Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2 look for help current treatment available is naltrexone.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Addiction to cold me

It is difficult to answer your question without knowing what cold medicine you think you are addicted to and what you call addiction.
Sometime people confuse dependence on a medicine as addiction.Only over the counter medicines you can get addicted are dexomethorphan which is really a cough ingridient in some cold meds, other comes to my mind is psedoephedrine, some anti histamines can cause dependan.

In brief: Addiction to cold me

It is difficult to answer your question without knowing what cold medicine you think you are addicted to and what you call addiction.
Sometime people confuse dependence on a medicine as addiction.Only over the counter medicines you can get addicted are dexomethorphan which is really a cough ingridient in some cold meds, other comes to my mind is psedoephedrine, some anti histamines can cause dependan.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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