Classes: Dextromethorphan (DXM), Pseudophedrine
Examples: DXM-Robitussin DM, Coricidin Cough and Cold, Vicks 44, Pseudophedrine-Sudafed, Dimetapp, Triaminic
Short-term Symptoms: nausea, drowsiness, vomiting, sweating, diarrhea, increased blood pressure, skin rash, excitation, reduced cough and congestion.
Long-term Symptoms: not indicated for long-term use.
Use Caution with: alcohol, anti-depressants (unless supervised by a physician), medicines containing acetaminophen (Tylenol), high blood pressure medications, beta-blockers.
Please note: this information is not intended to provide medical advice or take the place of speaking with a health professional. Always speak with your doctor about any questions regarding any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
What do Northeastern students have to say about Pseudophedrine & DXM?
Sophomore students from the School of Pharmacy in the Therapeutics with Self-Care Emphasis course made public service announcements about some of the ways common OTC drugs can be misused and abused, here are two clips to check out: