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People who have a minor cough caused by the flu, a cold, or other conditions may benefit from dextromethorphan. This medication is available in various prescription and nonprescription products and works by suppressing the reflex to cough. It can also help treat a neurological condition known as pseudobulbar affect (PBA), which causes uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying.
Common side effects of dextromethorphan include heartburn, dizziness, and drowsiness. Make sure to seek immediate medical attention if you think you may have overdosed on this medication.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this drug, click Dextromethorphan. This article offers an in-depth look at how dextromethorphan works, possible side effects, and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)