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You've may have heard of skittling or robotripping, but probably have not heard of DXM? Here, we'll take a look at dextromethorphan(which is the main ingredient in cough medications like Robitussin), and see what it does and how it works.
Transcript: In the past twenty years, sales of cough medicine have risen 400%-and the reason has nothing to do with...
In the past twenty years, sales of cough medicine have risen 400%-and the reason has nothing to do with colds! Over-the-counter cough medications like Robitussin and Coricidin contain an active ingredient called dextromethorpane, or DXM. Ina typical pharmacy, you might find over 125 legal products that contain DXM, which is, in fact, a close relation to codeine, an opiate used as an anti-cough medication. Recreationally, these medications which contain DXM are known by other names- like robos, skittles, red devils, and triple-c. When it's used as directed, DXM is taken in 15 to 30 milligram doses to help ease coughing. However, when consumed in doses of 100 milligrams or more, the drug begins to generate mild hallucinations and feelings of exhilaration and disassociation. Recreational users often prefer to take many "skittle" pills at once, although syrup containing DXM is also an option. The DXM high usually takes about fifteen minutes to kick in, and can last for several hours. But aside from the desired euphoria, the drug may also cause blurry vision, impaired judgment, severe dizziness, and paranoia. If an overdose occurs, vomiting, unconsciousness, a dangerously high heart rate, and seizures may result. Given these potentially sever side effects, it's possible to die from a large overdose of DXM cough medication.Dextromethorphan generally does not produce withdrawal symptoms characteristic of physically addictive substances, but there have been cases of psychological addiction, and not much is known about the long-term effects of abuse. Bottom line? When taken in quantities over those directed for a cough, DXM may be dangerous, and should be used with caution.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-12 | Tags »
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