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Cough Medicine


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At dangerously high-level doses Dextromethorphan is dissociative, like PCP and ketamine. Since the 1950s it has been used primarily as a safe and effective cough suppressant ingredient found in over-the-counter cough medicines. But these days, some teens are abusing this medicine and causing serious damage to their bodies. They think it's a quick and safe way to get high. But taken in recreational doses, which far exceed recommended doses, DXM can cause serious damage.

DXM Affects Your Brain. DMX abusers report mild distortions of color and sound to visual hallucinations and "out of body," feelings of detachment from the environment and self, sensations, and loss of motor control.

DXM Affects Your Body. Common effects can include confusion, dizziness, double or blurred vision, slurred speech, impaired physical coordination, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, rapid heart beat, drowsiness, numbness of the fingers and toes, and disorientation.

DXM Can Kill You. DXM alone can suppress the central nervous system. If that happens, your brain can stop telling your lungs to breath. Extremely high doses of DXM can induce a hallucinatory state which can lead to "accidents" that result in death.

See the effects for yourself.

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