What is the brand name of dextromethorphan?
Dextromethorphan is available under the following different brand names: Balminil DM, Benylin DM, Bronchophan, Buckleys D, Calylin #1, Delsym, Koffex DM, Novahistex DM, Robitussin Lingering Cold Long-Acting Cough, Robitussin lingering Cold Long-Acting CoughGels, Children’s Robitussin Cough Long-Acting, and Sucrets 8 …
What is the function of dextromethorphan?
Dextromethorphan is used to temporarily relieve cough caused by the common cold, the flu, or other conditions. Dextromethorphan will relieve a cough but will not treat the cause of the cough or speed recovery.
Is 40 mg of dextromethorphan too much?
The maximum recommended daily dose of DXM is 120 mg; beyond that, intoxication and dangerous side effects begin to appear. A dose of 100-200 mg induces mild stimulation and euphoria. A dose of 200-400 mg leads to stronger euphoria and hallucinations.
What cough syrups contain dextromethorphan?
Common brands containing dextromethorphan:
- Coricidin. ®
- Delsym. ®
- Dimetapp. ®
- Mucinex. ®
- Robitussin. ®
- Sucrets. ®
- Vicks. ®
- Store Brands (ex. Walmart’s “Equate” brand or CVS Health’s store brand)
How long can you take dextromethorphan?
Adults and children 12 years of age and older—60 mg every twelve hours, as needed. Children 6 to 12 years of age—30 mg every twelve hours, as needed. Children 4 to 6 years of age—15 mg every twelve hours, as needed. Children and infants up to 4 years of age—Use is not recommended .
What are the side effects of dextromethorphan hydrobromide?
- Blurred vision.
- difficulty in urination.
- drowsiness or dizziness.
- nausea or vomiting (severe)
- shakiness and unsteady walk.
- slowed breathing.
- unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability (severe)
What if I take too much dextromethorphan?
When people take too much DXM, they might have hallucinations and “out-of-body” sensations. DXM also depresses brain function, particularly the parts of the brain that control breathing and heart function.
Is dextromethorphan good for dry cough?
Dextromethorphan belongs to a group of medications called antitussives (cough suppressants). This medication works by suppressing dry, hacking coughs. It is usually used for a short term to control coughing associated with the flu, a cold, or due to inhaled irritants.
What cough syrup does not have dextromethorphan?
An example of a medication available that doesn’t include DXM is plain Mucinex (be sure to grab the box that says Mucinex, and not Mucinex DM, which does contain DXM), an expectorant that contains the ingredient guaifenesin.