Delsym Side Effects

Like many nonprescription medications, there is limited information about the potential side effects of Delsym. Some of the possible reactions to this cough suppressant include nervousness, confusion, and irritability. In most cases, people can take this medication without any problems. However, contact your healthcare provider if you develop serious side effects, such as seizures, hallucinations, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Delsym Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Delsym® (dextromethorphan polistirex) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Delsym. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Delsym

Delsym is a nonprescription medication. As is typical of most nonprescription medications, there is a lack of detailed information about possible Delsym side effects.
Based on this limited information, some of the possible bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Delsym could include:
  • Confusion
  • Excitement
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lethargy and drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation.
Such reactions are uncommon when Delsym is used as directed.
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