dextromethorphan

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dextromethorphan

 [dek″stro-meth´or-fan]
a synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive in the form of the hydrobromide salt.

dextromethorphan

(dĕk′strō-mə-thôr′făn)
n.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.

dextromethorphan

DXM, poor man's Ecstasy Substance abuse A opiate in some cough syrups which, in megadoses required to get the desired mind-altering effect, has many of the effects of Ecstasy–eg euphoria, hallucinations Route Oral Pharmacologic effects ↓ Cough-center response; mimics codeine's effects without analgesia Uses Suppresses nonproductive cough Toxicity Respiratory depression, coma, death. See Ecstasy, Roboing.

dextromethorphan

An opioid drug, with little useful pain-killing action, used to control persistent and unproductive cough. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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This issue's pill review is devoted to a chemical called Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, the "DM" in DM cough syrups such as Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough.
(+13.2%) Dollar Market sales Leading brands ** Manufacturer share (000) Robitussin DM cough syrup Wyeth 21.1% $38,865 Delsym cough syrup Celitech 14.2% 26,109 Robitussin cough syrup Wyeth 10.1% 18,555 Chloraseptic sore throat remedy Prestige Brands 6.1% 11,255 Vicks NyQuil cough syrup Procter & Gamble 4.2% 7,785 Tylenol sore throat remedy McNeil 2.6% 4,792 Diabetic Tussin cough syrup Hi-Tech Pharmacal 1.9% 3,524 Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup Procter & Gamble 1.7% 3,212 Zicam Cough Mist cough syrup Matrixx 1.7% 3,055 Initiatives Vicks Formula 44E cough syrup Procter & Gamble 1.6% 2,981 Unit Sales Total * 67.4 mil.
(+10.7%) Dollar Market sales Leading brands ** Manufacturer share (000) Robitussin DM cough syrup Wyeth 22.5% $40,261 Deisym cough syrup Celltech 13.0% 23,221 Robitussin cough syrup Wyeth 11.1% 19,915 Chloraseptic sore throat Prestige Brands 6.1% 10,906 Tylenol sore throat McNeil 2.8% 5,080 Diabetic Tussin cough syrup Hi-Tech Pharmacal 2.2% 3,904 Cepacol sore throat Combe 1.8% 3,237 Vicks Formula 44 cough syrup Procter & Gamble 1.5% 2,671 Vicks Formula 44E cough syrup Procter & Gamble 1.4% 2,501 Robitussin Pediatric cough syrup Wyeth 1.2% 2,150 Unit sales: Total * 58 mil.