Active Ingredient(s):Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Quinidine Sulfate FDA Approved: * October 29, 2010 Pharm Company: *AVANIR PHARMA Category:Neurological Disorders
Dextromethorphan, often referred to as DXM, is a medication most often used as a cough suppressant in over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. It is sold in syrup, tablet, spray, and lozenge forms.
It is in the morphinan class of medications with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties (at lower doses). Dextromethorphan does not have a significant affinity for the mu-opioid receptor activity typical of morphinan compounds and exerts its therapeutic effects through several other rec...
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