Contraindication to Dextromethorphan HBR

Before taking dextromethorphan hydrobromide (HBr), tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following conditions:
  • Lung problems, such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • Diabetes
  • A cough that has lasted more than seven days or that is accompanied by excessive phlegm or mucus.
Dextromethorphan HBr is not suitable for everyone. While some people simply require closer monitoring during treatment, other people will need to avoid this medication altogether. Contraindications for dextromethorphan HBr include:
  • Being allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug
  • Currently taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or have taken one in the past 14 days.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dextromethorphan for a more in-depth list of possible contraindications. This article also goes into more detail about potentially dangerous and even life-threatening complications that may occur.)
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