Guest Blog Post Covers Dangers of Dextromethorphan

Published on in CHOP News

Many people are unaware of the dangers related to misuse of dextromethorphan (DXM), an important ingredient in cough medicine.

In this Healthy Kids blog post on, experts from the Poison Control Center explain the serious consequences related to excessive use of DXM, which can range from high blood pressure and shallow breathing to coma and seizures. DXM also has the potential for serious drug-drug interactions, reinforcing why it’s important for pharmacists and doctors to carefully monitor over-the-counter cough syrups.

Read the blog post to learn more.