Dextromethorphan: Contraindications

Advanced respiratory insufficiency, advanced hepatic disease.


Dextromethorphan: Cautions

One should generally forgo an antitussive therapy if there is productive cough. It is better to use dextromethorphan as a mono-substance than in a (often irrational) cough medicine combination. Even though it is not a "real" opioid, intoxications can often be treated with naloxone.

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