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DXM And Coke

DXM and Cocaine

What Is DXM? Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough suppressor found in more than 120 over-the-counter (OTC) cold medications, either alone or in combination with other drugs such as analgesics (e.g., acetaminophen), antihistamines (e.g., chlorpheniramine), decongestants (e.g., pseudoephedrine), and/ or expectorants (e.g., guaifenesin). The typical adult dose for cough is 15 to 30 mg taken three to four times daily. The cough suppressing effects of DXM persist for 5 to 6 hours after ingestion. When taken as directed, side effects are rarely observed. Unfortunately, DXM is abused in high doses to experience euphoria and visual and auditory hallucinations. Users take various amounts depending on their body weight and the effect they are attempting to achieve. Some users with substance abuse ingest 250 to 1,500 milligrams in a single dosage, far more than the recommended therapeutic dosages described above. Some of the many psychoactive effects associated with high-dose DXM include: Confusion, inappropriate laughter, agitation, paranoia, euphoria, and hallucinations Other sensory changes, including the feeling of floating and changes in hearing and touch Long-term drug abuse of DXM is associated with severe psychological dependence. Abusers of DXM describe the following three dose-dependent “plateaus”: DOSE (MG) 100-200 200-400 300-1500 Behavioral Effects Mild Stimulation Euphoria…