Also indexed as: Benylin® DM, Delsym®, Pertussin®, Robitussin® Cough Calmers, Robitussin® Pediatric Cough, Sucrets® Cough Control Formula, Vicks® Formula 44
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant used for short-term treatment of nonproductive coughs. It is available in nonprescription products alone and in combination with other nonprescription drugs to treat symptoms of allergy, colds, and upper respiratory infections.
Summary of Interactions for Dextromethorphan
|Depletion or interference||None known|
|Adverse interaction||None known|
|Side effect reduction/prevention||None known|
|Supportive interaction||None known|
|Reduced drug absorption/bioavailability||None known|
For the convenience of the reader, the information in the summary is categorized as follows: “Depletion or interference” indicates the drug may deplete or interfere with the absorption or function of the supplement or herb. “Adverse interaction” indicates that the supplement or herb used together with the drug may result in undesirable effects. “Side effect reduction/prevention” indicates the supplement or herb may reduce the likelihood and/or severity of a potential side effect caused by the drug. “Supportive interaction” indicates the supplement or herb may support or aid the function of the drug. “Reduced drug absorption/bioavailability” indicates that the supplement or herb may decrease the absorption and/or activity of the drug in the body. An asterisk (*) next to an item in the summary indicates that the interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
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