dextromethorphan

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dex·tro·me·thor·phan

 (dĕk′strō-mə-thôr′făn)
n.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.

[dextro- + meth- + (m)orph(in)an, structural basis for a class of opioids (morphin(e) + -an).]
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dextromethorphan

n dextrometorfano
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Dextromethorphan abuse and dependence in adolescents.
When you suspect dextromethorphan abuse, also screen and treat for coingestion of other substances, especially acetaminophen and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Dextromethorphan abuse has been an ongoing concern for both the FDA and the DEA, starting in the early 1990s.
There are more effective interventions to address cough medicine abuse in general, and dextromethorphan abuse in particular, that preserve the significant public health benefit of O-T-C access," the association said in a 78-page report submitted to the panel prior to its meeting.
Nonmedical "robo" use led to 5,581 ER visits in the United States in 2004, (12) and California reported a 10-fold rise in dextromethorphan abuse among teenagers from 1999 to 2004.
Dextromethorphan abuse is increasing among teens due to easy access, low cost, a false perception of safety, peer pressure, the lack of stigma attached to other abused drugs, and access to web sites promoting abuse (Bryner, 2006).
Cases of dextromethorphan abuse reported to the California Poison Control System increased 10-fold in all age groups--and increased 15-fold in adolescents--between 1999 and 2004, said Jodi K.
Unfortunately, dextromethorphan abuse by teens is a long-standing issue.
At the time of the hearing, except for a study conducted at the Poison Control Center at the University of Utah Medical Center (McElwee, 1990), no social scientific research had been done on dextromethorphan abuse in the United States.
This is highly desirable, because the need for safe and effective non-narcotic cough formulations is great, especially in light of continued narcotic and dextromethorphan abuse despite substantial anti-abuse measures.