Each 5mL of DELKODIN DC contains dextromethorphan 15mg.
DELKODIN DC is the brand name for dextromethorphan oral suspension that works against an unproductive cough. The formulation works by interacting with the medullary cough center in the brain. With this interaction, dextromethorphan inhibits the cough refluxes. Dextromethorphan is a non-narcotic antitussive that belongs to the class of morphinans.
This drug acts centrally and raises the threshold for coughing without interfering with the ciliary action. This drug is quickly absorbed in the GI tract, and it is converted to the active metabolite, dextrorphan in the liver. Dextromethorphan then enters the bloodstream and crosses to the blood-brain barrier to exhibit its cough suppressing activity.
As directed by the physician
This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards dextromethorphan, advanced hepatic disease and advanced respiratory disorders.
Adverse effects of this medicine include drowsiness, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, light-headedness, dizziness and GI disturbances.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to dextromethorphan administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
DELKODIN DC oral suspension is available in 100mL pet bottle with box.
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