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dxm and kratom dangerous

DXM And Kratom

What is DXM? Dextromethorphan or more commonly known as a DXM is an over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medication. DXM is from a derivative of morphine, a very powerful opioid, but is not technically an opioid. Due to the effects it can have, it behaves like an opioid without the painkilling effects. It is effective at suppressing the average cough and creates some sedation which can help sick individuals relax or fall asleep. Unfortunately, when taken in much higher doses, DXM sometimes causes individuals to experience a euphoric high which is then sought after.  According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), DXM is an antitussive (a type of medication used to stop a cough) found in over 120 cold medications (such as Vicks 44, NyQuil, and Robitussin). The typical dosage is 15-30mg taken 3-4 times a day. When abused, however, individuals can end up taking 100-1500mg a day. The DEA provides a ranking of “plateaus” which describes how users can manipulate different doses to achieve different effects. 100-200mg → Mild stimulation 200-400mg → Euphoria and hallucinations 300-600mg → Distorted visual perceptions, loss of motor coordination 500-1500mg → Dissociative sedation The DEA will schedule certain drugs it deems to be dangerous…