Were you looking for more information about Dextromethorphan? Dextramethorphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
Dextromethorphan is a type of antitussive medication used to help suppress coughing caused by a cold, flu, or other conditions. It can also be used in combination with another medication to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition that causes uncontrollable episodes of laughing and crying.
This medication is found in prescription and nonprescription products. There are a wide variety of forms of this medication, including tablets, capsules, and a strip that dissolves on the tongue. Before taking dextromethorphan, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you have diabetes, asthma, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
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