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Drug Composition information
What is Dextromethorphan for:

This combination medication contains CYP2D6 inhibitor and a sigma-1 receptor agonist, prescribed for pseudobulbar affect (PBA). It is the first drug approved by FDA for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA).

How does Dextromethorphan work:

Dextromethorphan works on the cough center in the brain.

How should Dextromethorphan be used:

The recommended starting dose is one capsule daily by mouth for first 7 days, then 2 capsules per day. It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.

Common side effects of Dextromethorphan :

Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis

What precautions should I take when taking Dextromethorphan :

If you have an allergy to dextromethorphan or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this drug is started. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Cough that does not go away. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Dextromethorphan with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Dextromethorphan :

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Cough & Cold Preparations

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