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Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressant) available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that control coughs due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. It may be written as dextromethorphan or dextromethorphan hydrobromide, but it is the same active ingredient. Dextromethorphan can be the only active ingredient in a cough suppressant medicine, or it can be found in medicines that treat the multiple symptoms of cough and cold. Dextromethorphan is also available in cough suppressant lozenges, which are considered to be topical products because they are dissolved slowly in the mouth, not swallowed whole.
Dextromethorphan is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to the Drug Facts label. But just like all medicines, cough suppressants should be taken only as directed and stored in a safe, secure location.
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While cough suppressant medicines containing dextromethorphan are non-narcotic and non-addictive, dextromethorphan sometimes is abused by young people in an attempt to get high. Reports indicate that teens looking to get high may take 25 to 50 times the recommended amount on the label to get high. Be aware of the possibility for abuse. More information is available at www.StopMedicineAbuse.org.
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