Sentence Examples


  • Dextromethorphan has been reported to be effective in reversing some of the adverse effects of methotrexate, a drug that has found use in many conditions including cancer, psoriasis, and some types of arthritis.
  • However, dextromethorphan should not be used in combination with narcotic analgesics such as meperidine or codeine, since dextromethorphan will increase the side effects of the analgesic.
  • Dextromethorphan, the primary ingredient in many over-the-counter cough remedies, also depresses the brain's cough center but without the side effects associated with narcotics.
  • Dextromethorphan is used for the temporary relief of coughs caused by minor throat and bronchial irritation such as may occur with common colds or with inhaled irritants.
  • The letters DM in a product's name normally indicates the presence of dextromethorphan, but it is always best to read the ingredients.