What is DXM?
Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough-suppressant used in over-the counter cold and cough medications. When abused in high doses, it can cause hallucinations and serious, permanent problems.
DXM, Des, Robo, Skittles, Syrup, Triple C, CCC, Tussin, Velvet
Did you know?
- Medicines with DXM often contain acetaminophen, a pain reliever that can cause serious liver damage when taken in high doses.
- Although it is more regulated than it has been in the past, drugs containing DXM are still relatively easy to obtain.
- Misuse can cause rapid heart beat, and can lead to a heart attack.
- Misuse can cause muscle spasms and numbness of toes and fingers.
- Misuse can cause accidental overdose and death.
Signs of use:
- Cough medicine disappears from medicine cabinet
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Loss of motor control
- A sense of being disconnected from reality