Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan stops cough. Stop use and ask your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days or if you have a fever.

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Uses of Dextromethorphan

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Dextromethorphan is used in the prevention of:

  • Cough

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dextromethorphan Brand Names

Dextromethorphan may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dextromethorphan Drug Class

Dextromethorphan is part of the drug class:

Dextromethorphan Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ISOCARBOXAZID
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/LINEZOLID
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/PARGYLINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/PAROXETINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/PHENELZINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/RASAGILINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/SELEGILINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN/TRANYLCYPROMINE

This is not a complete list of Dextromethorphandrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dextromethorphan and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dextromethorphan falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Dextromethorphan should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Dextromethorphan should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Dextromethorphan Dosage

Take dextromethorphan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Dextromethorphan dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Dextromethorphan is available in the following doses:

  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm 500 Mg-2 Mg-15 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 1000 Mg-4 Mg-30 Mg-30 Mg Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 1000 Mg-4 Mg-30 Mg-60 Mg Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 325 Mg-2 Mg-10 Mg-30 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 325 Mg-2 Mg-15 Mg-30 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 325 Mg-2 Mg-15 Mg-30 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse 650 Mg-4 Mg-30 Mg-60 Mg Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dm/pse Varying Strength Oral Kit
  • Acetaminophen/dextromethorphan/pse 650 Mg-20 Mg-60 Mg/30 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Apap/dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/ppa Oral Tablet
  • Chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pse 4.5 Mg-25 Mg-75 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pse 6 Mg-30 Mg-30 Mg/5 Ml Oral Suspension, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan 10 Mg Oral Lozenge
  • Dextromethorphan 10 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Dextromethorphan 12.5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Dextromethorphan 15 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Dextromethorphan 15 Mg Oral Disintegrating Strip
  • Dextromethorphan 15 Mg/15 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Dextromethorphan 15 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Dextromethorphan 2.5 Mg Oral Lozenge
  • Dextromethorphan 20 Mg/15 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Dextromethorphan 3.5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Dextromethorphan 30 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Dextromethorphan 30 Mg/5 Ml Oral Suspension, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan 5 Mg Oral Lozenge
  • Dextromethorphan 5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Solution
  • Dextromethorphan 7.5 Mg Oral Disintegrating Strip
  • Dextromethorphan 7.5 Mg Oral Tablet, Chewable
  • Dextromethorphan 7.5 Mg/0.8 Ml Oral Drops
  • Dextromethorphan 7.5 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Dextromethorphan Compounding Powder
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Compounding Powder
  • Dextromethorphan-doxylamine 7.5 Mg-3.125 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin 30 Mg-500 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin 30 Mg-575 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan-guaifenesin 30 Mg-600 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan-pseudoephedrine 30 Mg-60 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/ppa 30 Mg-600 Mg-37.5 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/ppa 60 Mg-1200 Mg-75 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 2.5 Mg-50 Mg-7.5 Mg/ml Oral Liquid
  • Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 30 Mg-550 Mg-60 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 30 Mg-600 Mg-60 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release

Forms of Medication

Dextromethorphan is available in the following forms:

  • Disintegrating Tablet
  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Extended Release Suspension
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Granules
  • Lozenge
  • Mucosal Spray
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Spray
  • Oral Strip
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet
  • Prefilled Applicator