Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant Side Effects
Generic Name: dextromethorphan
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dextromethorphan. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant.
Not all side effects for Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to dextromethorphan: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral elixir, oral liquid, oral lozenge/troche, oral solution, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release, oral syrup, oral tablet
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by dextromethorphan (the active ingredient contained in Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking dextromethorphan, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Symptoms of overdose
- Blurred vision
- difficulty in urination
- drowsiness or dizziness
- nausea or vomiting (severe)
- shakiness and unsteady walk
- slowed breathing
- unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability (severe)
Some of the side effects that can occur with dextromethorphan may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common or rare
- dizziness (mild)
- drowsiness (mild)
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dextromethorphan: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral disintegrating strip, oral drops, oral liquid, oral lozenge, oral solution, oral suspension extended release, oral syrup, oral tablet chewable
Nervous system side effects have included drowsiness and dizziness. Other side effects such as excitation, mental confusion, and opioid like respiratory depression have been rare and occurred at higher dosages. In some cases of abuse, patients experienced euphoria, hyperactivity, mania, and auditory and visual hallucinations.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included stomach upset.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included rare reports of fixed-drug eruptions.
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