Were you looking for information about Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorfan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
Dextromethorphan is a medicine used to treat a minor cough due to the flu, a cold, or certain other conditions. It can also help treat sudden outbursts of laughing and crying associated with a neurological condition called pseudobulbar affect (PBA). This drug is available in both prescription and nonprescription products and comes in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, and an oral liquid.
Although most people tolerate it well, it is not suitable for everyone. Prior to taking it, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins, nonprescription drugs, and herbal supplements).
(For more information, click Dextromethorphan. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this medication, including dosing guidelines and potential side effects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)