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Dextromethorphan (Systemic)

Brand Names : Benylin Adult Formula Cough Syrup, Benylin Pediatric Cough Suppressant, Cough-X, Creo-Terpin, Delsym Cough Formula, Diabe-TUSS DM Syrup, Hold DM, Pertussin CS Children's Strength, Pertussin DM Extra Strength, Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough Suppressant, Robitussin Pediatric Cough Suppressant, Sucrets 4 Hour Cough Suppressant, Trocal, Vicks 44 Cough Relief, Balminil DM, Balminil DM Children, Benylin DM, Benylin DM 12 Hour, Benylin DM for Children, Benylin DM for Children 12 Hour, Broncho-Grippol-DM, Calmylin #1, Delsym, Koffex DM, Novahistex DM, Novahistine DM, Robitussin Pediatric, Triaminic DM Long Lasting for Children

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antitussive

Dextromethorphan (dex-troe-meth-OR-fan) is used to relieve coughs due to colds or influenza (flu). It should not be used for chronic cough that occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema or when there is an unusually large amount of mucus or phlegm (flem) with the cough.

Dextromethorphan relieves cough by acting directly on the cough center in the brain.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of this medicine for your medical condition. It is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Lozenges (U.S.)
  • Extended-release oral suspension (U.S. and Canada)
  • Syrup (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Benylin Adult Formula Cough Syrup
  • Benylin Pediatric Cough Suppressant
  • Cough-X
  • Creo-Terpin
  • Delsym Cough Formula
  • Diabe-TUSS DM Syrup
  • Hold DM
  • Pertussin CS Children's Strength
  • Pertussin DM Extra Strength
  • Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough Suppressant
  • Robitussin Pediatric Cough Suppressant
  • Sucrets 4 Hour Cough Suppressant
  • Trocal
  • Vicks 44 Cough Relief

In Canada -

  • Balminil DM
  • Balminil DM Children
  • Benylin DM
  • Benylin DM 12 Hour
  • Benylin DM for Children
  • Benylin DM for Children 12 Hour
  • Broncho-Grippol-DM
  • Calmylin #1
  • Delsym
  • Koffex DM
  • Novahistex DM
  • Novahistine DM
  • Robitussin Pediatric
  • Triaminic DM Long Lasting for Children


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