There is an extensive list of dextromethorphan effects. This drug is a cough depressant, also known as an antitussive, which is most often found in cough and cold medicines. These drugs are available to clients over-the-counter.
Unfortunately, dextromethorphan is used way too often by recreational drug abusers. This is incredibly dangerous because recreational users take larger doses (robotripping) than they should, based on the directions that are on the bottle. As with any substance abuse, there are already side effects to taking dextromethorphan in the proper dose. Overdosing on this, or any other over-the-counter drug, as well as mixing these with alcohol, introduces an entire new list of risks.
Infants can suffer from sudden infant death syndrome if they are given any of this drug. Older clients may experience a body rash, itching, nausea, drowsiness, and difficulty breathing. These side effects are common under normal usage of a proper dose.
Recreational users face a whole different set of dextromethorphan effects. Hallucinations, disassociation, blurred vision, sweating, hypertension, diarrhea, and urinary retention are some of the most serious side effects. Dextromethorphan and dextromethorphan trips may also have links to Olney’s Lesions.
A little known fact is that drugs often have reactions with food and drinks. Clients need to be careful if they plan on mixing dextromethorphan with grapefruits or grapefruit juice. Grapefruits can also affect several other drugs, so they should be avoided if the client is on certain drugs.
Dextromethorphan is sold as a tablet, syrup, lozenge, and spray. Most cold and cough medicines are very effective, no matter what form the client chooses. However, before going to the drug store and picking up these medicines, clients need to make sure that they are aware of dextromethorphan effects, for they can be very serious if the drug is abused.