What Is Dextromethorphan Used For?
Is It Safe for Older Adults?Dextromethorphan has not been adequately studied in older adults to determine if they will respond differently to the medication than younger age groups. In general, this drug should be used with caution in older adults, because they may be more likely to have other medical conditions that make them more sensitive to dextromethorphan side effects.
Can Dextromethorphan Be Used Off-Label?On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the uses discussed in this article. This would be known as an "off-label" use. Although there are no widely accepted off-label uses, dextromethorphan has been studied off-label for nerve pain and Parkinson's disease.