Dextromethorphan
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Dextromethorphan?

(deks troe meth OR fan)

• This medicine is used to stop coughing.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine is not for coughs due to smoking or lung disease.

• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.

• If you have an allergy to any type of nuts or seeds, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain nuts.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care,...

 
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