Dextromethorphan is a medicine that helps stop coughing. It is considered a cough suppressant. Dextromethorphan
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DXM overdose; Robo overdose; Orange crush overdose; Red devils overdose; Triple C's overdose
Dextromethorphan is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, including:
- Robitussin DM
- Triaminic DM
- Rondec DM
- Benylin DM
- St. Joseph Cough Suppressant
- Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Cough
- Tylenol Cold
- Dimetapp DM
The drug is also abused and sold on the streets under the names:
- Orange crush
- Triple C's
- Red Devils
Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
Review Date: 01/19/2010
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.