Dextromethorphan: Risk Groups
Pregnant women: Little information is available.
Does not seem to cause any problems.
Nursing mothers: Better avoided as there is no
Children: Avoid in neonates. 1 to 5 years: 2.5 to
5 mg every 6 to 8 hours (maximum daily dose 30 mg); 6 to 12
years: 5 to 15 mg every 6 to 8 hours (maximum daily dose 60
Elderly people: No particular risks are
Renal failure: The main metabolite dextrorphan is
eliminated renally! Therefore a dose reduction may be
Liver insufficiency: The consequences of a
reduced hepatic metabolism are not known. It is better to
reduce the dose.
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