Dosage calculator

Values here based on information cotanined in William White's Frequently Asked Questions about Dextromethorphan. All listed values are approximations. This section is intended as a quick reference for individuals with ample DXM experience, it is not suitable for inexperienced individuals. YOU MUST CONSULT THE DEXTROMETHORPHAN FAQ AND AN EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO EXPERIENCE DXM. Cold medicines are dangerous when taken in large quantities and have the potential of making you Sick or Dead.

Javascript DXM Dosage Calculator
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*Note: Because of antihistimine product, Coricidin™ is suitable for only first and second-plateau dosage.
Thanks to Patrik Lundin for the code.


Dosage Scale

graphical doseage scale


Metric/US Conversion Table

1 pound (lb) =

0.4536 kilogram (kg)

1 kg =

2.2046 pounds

1 US Fluid Ounce (fl oz) =

28.4131 milliliters (ml)

1 ml =

0.0352 fl oz

1 milligram (mg) =

3.5274 ounces (oz)

1 oz =

0.2835 mg


Dosage Table

Table 1: DXM Plateaus and Dosages

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Dosage Range (mg/kg)

1.5-2.5 mg/kg

2.5-7.5 mg/kg

7.5-15 mg/kg

>15mg/kg

Usenet Suggestions (mg/kg)

2.7 mg/kg

6.4 mg/kg

9.4 mg/kg

18mg/kg

metric

Gelcaps (30mg) for 75kg adult

4 to 6 gelcaps

6 to 18 gelcaps

18 to 37 gelcaps

>37 gelcaps

Adjust per 10kg

1/2 to 1 gelcap

1 to 2.5 gelcaps

2.5 to 5 gelcaps

5 gelcaps

US

Gelcaps (30mg) for 150lb adult

3 to 5 gelcaps

5 to 17 gelcaps

17 to 34 gelcaps

>34 gelcaps

Adjust per 25lb

1/2 to 1 gelcaps

1 to 2.5 gelcaps

2.5 to 5.5 gelcaps

5.5 gelcaps

metric

Syrup (3mg/ml) for 75kg adult

37 to 62 ml

62 to 187 ml

187 to 375 ml

>375 ml

Adjust per 10kg

5 to 8 ml

8 to 25 ml

25 to 50 ml

50 ml

US

Syrup (3mg/ml) for 150lb adult

2 tbsp to 2 oz (1/4 cup)

2 oz to 5.5 oz (2/3 cup)

5.5 oz to 11 oz (1 1/3 cup)

>11oz

Adjust per 25lb

1 tsp to 2 tsp

2 tsp to 1 oz (1/8 cup)

2 tbsp to 2oz (1/4 cup)

2 oz


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