Dextromethorphan is a d-isomer of the codeine analog of levorphanol, but does not have any opiate-like effects. It is a non-narcotic antitussive. Its cough suppressant action is due to a central action on the cough center in the medulla. Dextromethorphan does not induce tolerance, and has no potential for addiction like opiates.
Dextromethorphan is used to relieve dry cough caused by a cold, flu or other conditions.
As directed by the physician.
Severe hepatic impairment or severe active liver disease. Ventricular tachycardia, use with or within 14 days of MAOI therapy, narrow-angle glaucoma.
Do not use Dextromethorphan to control a cough that is associated with smoking, asthma, or emphysema, or a cough that is productive (produces sputum or phlegm).
Adverse effects with Dextromethorphan appear to be rare and may include dizziness and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Pregnancy: Adequate and well-controlled studies in human have not been done. However, Dextromethorphan has not been reported to cause birth defects.
Lactation: It is not known whether dextromethorphan passes into breast milk. However, Dextromethorphan has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
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