Dextromethorphan

What is Dextromethorphan?

Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient in many non-prescription as well as prescription cough medicines. Dextromethorphan is sometimes abused as a recreational drug, at much higher doses. It is a dissociative hallucinogen, which is to say it causes one to feel separated from one's body, and to experience hallucinations. There are quite a few very serious side effects when abused.

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My mom is an 85 yr old woman who cant take asprin now my dad bought an over the counter generic cough medicine which has dextromethorphan and doxylamine is it ok for her to take it

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Brief Answer:
there is no relation to the aspirin

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

aspirin allergy or other problems (like G6PD deficiency) have no relation to the ingredients of this medicine (dextromethorphan and doxylamine in particular) and there is no aspirin in it. She can take it.

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I took one dose of NyQuil which contains dextromethorphan. 15 mg Still coughing. Could I take Mucinex which has 60 mg

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can take Mucinex. There is no interaction between them.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using HCM to post your question.

Yes, you can use Mucinex together with Dextromethorphan. There is no combination between the two drugs. They are actually used together in many...

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yes i've had a sore throat saturday ,today my nose was running and eyes watery so i took 12 hour Zyrtec,well now i have a cough, can i take mucus relief dm it contains guaifenesin 400 mg and dextromethorphan 20 mg wthout interfering with the 12 hour zyrtec? XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No interaction found

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I have gone through the interaction profile of these drugs and there are no interactions between them. You can go ahead and take Guaifenesin, dextromethorphan along with zyrtec

I hope I was of help, if you have any...

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i just starting taking eliquis last week after getting out oh the hospital for heart flutter and a blotaion procedure. i now have the flu that i probably picked up while hospitalized. i need to take cold amd flu medison. does cold medicine have a negative drug interaction?

ingrediants
acetamophn 325mg
dextromethorphan HBr 10mg
phenliephrine HCI 5mg

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

there is no interaction between the drugs you've mentioned. If you don't use other drugs then there is no problem with the cold medicine.

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Is Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide safe for those with g6pd ?

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Brief Answer:
it's not consider an unsafe drug

Detailed Answer:
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dextromethorphan is not considered a potential trigger of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Please check whether dextromethorphan is the only active ingredient of the formulation you're about to give him and also...

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Can I take Advil, ttazadone, and Nyquilbtogether?

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Brief Answer:
probably not

Detailed Answer:
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trazodone and some of the ingredients of Nyquil should not be combined. Check if you Nyquil formulation contains doxylamine and dextromethorphan. Both of them (particularly dextromethorphan) may cause interactions with trazodone. If they're...

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good morning - i have the crud that's been going around and a persistent cough that sometimes rattles in my chest. will this go away? been taking mucinex and it doesnt seem to be helping

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Add dextromethorphan or singular

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms,

Yes it will go away but it will take some time. you can add a cough suppressant as dextromethorphan to fasten the relieve. If no improvement occur you can take a mast cell stabilizer as singular tablets once daily for 14...

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I bought an over the counter cough medicine and it has dextromethorphan and doxylamine succinate do they contain any aspirin

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No,there is no aspirin in that syrup.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

You brought 'nighttime cough' syrup which does not contain aspirin or any other NSAIDs.

It contains,

1) dextromethorphan is morphine class of drug and have a antitussive (cough suppressant) with...

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I developed a severe cough last night and I need to know if I can that cough medicine, that contains dextromethorphan HBr 30mg and doxylamine succinate 12.5mg,

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you can take it for dry bouts of cough

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query in healthcaremagic.com
This is Dr. Swarnava dattagupta answering your query.

I understand your concern.
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant and Doxylamine is an antihistamine or...

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My daughter is chronically coughing due to allergies and I gave her some delsym several hours ago with no apparent positive effect. I have a prescription for bromfed dm cough syrup. Is there any potentially negative interaction between these if I give her the bromfed now as well?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No significant interactions.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

First I will let you know the contents of the medication you have mentioned .

1. Delsym : Dextromethorphan.

2. Bromfed : Brompheniramine, pseudoephedrine and...

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Head ache, achy, chest congestion and off and on slight fever . XXXX

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i have stopped taken my wellbutrin. i was on 300 XL a day. About 2 weeks ago i went to 150ml a day and for the past week i have gone to zero. My dr also has me taking 100 zoloft per day which i still take. and i take trazodone 100mg at night to sleep. i have been very sick with a cold. they gave me a cough syrup which had dextromethorphan and that seemed to really not work well with the zoloft. My Dr has also given me atavan for anxiety which I have taken and does seem to help. The bottom line: i have a lot of mental confusion, I feel like I am seeing things out of the corner of my eye, i feel better when I take the atavan. i think my Dr is nuts and I am worried to get more bad advice from him. I don t want to take anymore Wellbutrin…it has been 10 days or so since my last dose. Am i still at risk for a seizure? I no longer take the cough syrup since I read about the adverse interaction with Zoloft. When will these side effects stop? Thank you Mbadger

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i have drunk half bottle of dexpoten (a cough syrup containing dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine and triprolidine) at 12am then i drunk the rest half at 3am of the same night. how much damage will this do ? and i used to do this once every 2-3 weeks. what kind of damage it may cause ? and if i want to continue drinking every 2 weeks is it healthy enough for me so that it doesnt cause any major disease ?

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whenever I get cold i had score throat and cough even after getting relief from cold I had throat itching and cough ' during night at sleep the problem well be severe , I tried several cough scrups as advised by doctor but for getting relief it take 10 to 15 days

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Hi! Happy new year to all doctors.My problem is I was alright 15days before then I had fever for 1day, followed by cough and greenish expectoration.I had levofloxacine 500mg for 5days with Brozedex cough syrup.Sputum became watery and scanty and cough persisted without fever. I had cetrizine and syrup dextromethorphan & tripolidine. Cough with little watery sputum persisted.Then I had cefixime 200mg bid 5days.But symptoms not resolved.Please give me your expert advice. Thank you.

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