Dextromethorphan Medication Information
Dextromethorphan is approved for treating a minor cough caused by a cold, the flu, or other conditions. It can also be combined with quinidine to help treat uncontrollable outbursts of laughing and crying associated with pseudobulbar affect (PBA).
Although most people do not have any problems while taking this medicine, dextromethorphan is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to use it safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as lung problems, diabetes, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Before beginning treatment with dextromethorphan, the medication's safety information should be carefully reviewed.
Dextromethorphan is available in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products. It is available in several forms, including tablets, a syrup, capsules, and a strip that dissolves on the tongue. Most people tolerate this medicine well. When side effects do occur, they are generally mild and are easily treated. Some of the possible side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and indigestion.
(Click Dextromethorphan for more information. This article covers how the medication works, lists other side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.)