Were you looking for information about Dextromethorphan? Dextrometorphan is a common misspelling of dextromethorphan.
Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient found in a variety of prescription and nonprescription medications used to treat a minor cough. In addition to suppressing a cough caused by a cold or flu, dextromethorphan can be used with other medications to treat conditions such as pseudobulbar affect (PBA). Several forms and strengths of this drug are available.
Although most people tolerate it well, it is not suitable for everyone. Prior to taking it, 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 specific information.)
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