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International Journal of Pharmacology
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 293-295
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2005.293.295
 
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Abuse of Dextromethorphan: Review and A Case Report

MD. Vahid Ziaee , Ehsan Akbari Hamed , Arezoo Hoshmand and Keivan Saam

Abstract:
Dextromethorphan is a nonopioid antitussive drug. It is widely available in over-the-counter. Although it is a licit and safe drug, it can produce a substance dependence syndrome. The case is a 24 year old man who has abused dextromethorphan for 4 years. He abused 1050 mg dextromethorphan over 30 min. After 15 min of DEX consumption, he found gastrointestinal symptoms, dizziness and sweating. After 30 min, his symptoms were alleviated but euphoria, hallucinations and feelings of floating started. He abused dextromethorphan to reach these symptoms. No emergency symptoms which need emergency care was found.
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MD. Vahid Ziaee , Ehsan Akbari Hamed , Arezoo Hoshmand and Keivan Saam , 2005. Abuse of Dextromethorphan: Review and A Case Report. International Journal of Pharmacology, 1: 293-295.

DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2005.293.295

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijp.2005.293.295

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