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User Reviews for Dextromethorphan

Also known as: Delsym, Dextromethorphan HBr Adult Formula, Cough Syrup DM, Dry Cough, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief, Benylin DM, Bisolvon Dry, Robitussin CoughGels Long-Acting, Calmylin, St. Joseph Cough Suppressant, Strepsils Cough, Sucrets Cough, Creomulsion, Bisolvon Dry Junior, Strepsils Cough Relief, Buckley's DM, Tussin Cough Gels (Long Acting), DexAlone, Robitussin 12-Hour Cough Relief, Pertussin ES, PediaCare Children's Long-Acting Cough, Babee Cof, Silphen DM, Pertussin DM, Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Dry Cough Suppressant, Balminil DM, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief for Children & Adults, Novahistine DM, Covonia Bronchial Balsam, Robitussin Cough Long-Acting, Benadryl for the Family Dry Forte, Neocitran Thin Strips Cough, Contac Cough, Robafen Cough Liquidgels, Jack & Jill Thin Strips Cough, Tussinol for Dry Coughs, Dristan DM, Dexi-Tuss, Nucosef DM, Delsym Children's 12-Hour Cough Relief, Buckleys Mixture, Pedia Relief, Triaminic Long Acting Cough, Creomulsion Children, Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant, Vicks Nature Fusion Cough, Duract Max Strength Cough, Scot-Tussin Diabetes, Lloydspharmacy Dry Adult Cough, Hold, 12 Hour Cough Relief, Triaminic Thin Strips Cough, Vicks Formula 44, ElixSure Cough, Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers, Hold DM, Pertussin CS Childrens, Robitussin Children's Cough Long-Acting, Tussin Pediatric, Robafen Pediatric Cough & Cold, Vicks Dayquil Cough …show all brand names

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Summary of Dextromethorphan reviews 3.9 263 reviews

Reviews for Dextromethorphan

Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "This medicine did it work for my cough. It made me feel loopy and drunk. It also gave me and my husband diarrhea. Like real real diarrhea. We will never ever take this medicine again."

   
1.0

Pink ranger (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2019

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Vicks Dayquil Cough (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "This medicine has help me for years and happy to say it has done well."

   
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JR (taken for 10 years or more) May 11, 2019

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For Cough: "I’ve had a partial dry/mucus-y cough for about a month. My mom suggested Delsym, which I remember taking as a kid, but I don’t remember having issues with it. Twice now, I’ve had hot flashes/panic attacks (the first time I thought it had a negative reaction with a natural supplement), diarrhea and jittery feelings. I’ll just deal with the cough."

   
1.0

Heywajda2 (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Took 1 cap of Delsym 12 hour cough syrup for my cough and 3 hours later had diarrhea like never before. Explosive!! First and last time I will ever take it!"

   
1.0

Suzy (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "I took Delsym once and didn't help cough, decided to try a second dose more than 12 hours later still no help, but now have explosive diarrhea. (Not ideal when you have a bad cough!) Would not recommend."

   
2.0

Chickadee (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "I took this syrup after my dinner and woke up with heavy head and dizziness and it only got worse by the afternoon. To an extent that if I close my eyes everything will start spinning. Its more than 24 hours now and I am still facing this issue. Will never recommend this to anyone."

   
1.0

Dhaval April 2, 2019

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Sucrets Cough (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "This cough drop is a lot better than regular cough drops, it numbs your throat and tongue....kind of feels like the dentist numb thing you get when you get a filling, so don't really like the feeling, but for helping to soothe the sharp pain in your throat, it will do the trick. The initial taste was really good too almost like a Ludent Cherry candy."

   
9.0

Cherry Bomb Numb er (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Bought it for cough, took it at 10pm tonight & my nose is running/burning, eyes watery & burning. I can't take anything till 10am comes. Not happy & still have cough too."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) March 18, 2019

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For Cough: "I thought I was going crazy till I read the reviews here. Dextromethorphan did work pretty well on my cough, but caused nausea, diarrhea, and a near panic attack. I have an anxiety disorder, and I wish I’d known about the possible effects on mood before taking it."

   
5.0

AmyMinn (taken for less than 1 month) March 17, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "This medicine is a joke! Doesn't work at all!!"

   
1.0

Mom of three (taken for less than 1 month) March 16, 2019

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Tussin Pediatric (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "HORRIFYING. I am 18wks pregnant, took the recommended dose of child’s Tussin at 10pm for the beginnings of a cough. Woke up at midnight with severe stomach cramps and the most insane and painful explosive diarrhea I have ever heard of!!! I thought I was miscarrying, but nope! Just reacting to the cough syrup... PS, used this one month ago and it worked fine, no reaction at all. :("

   
3.0

Pregnant Alien (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Delsym was awful. It did cause explosive diarrhea, which I did not need on top of already being sick with a chest cold. I've never had such bad diarrhea."

   
1.0

els March 10, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "First time trying this cough medicine. Had a persistent cough for more than 2 weeks so I decided to try it as I hadn’t been sleeping well due to my persistent coughing. The medicine works great on getting rid of the cough however it comes with the side affect of feeling drunk yet high at the same time. I am very lethergic initially an hour after taking it. However, then I have this mental clarity phase where I become very focus and productive about 5 to 6 hours after taking the medicine. I will continue to use it for my cough as it works and because I don’t mind the side affects."

   
7.0

Tina (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2019

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For Cough: "I have had a dry cough for over a week. I saw the ad for this cough suppressant so I bought it. I noticed no coughing almost immediately but only lasted about an hour. I went to bed and at midnight woke up to use the bathroom. I thought my guts fell out. The nausea and diarrhea, was so intense, I thought I had food poisoning. I wish I had reviewed this product before buying it. I never would."

   
1.0

Skinni (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "The medicine works really, really well. I took it at 7:30am before work and have not coughed and its almost noon. HOWEVER, the medicine has made me super dizzy and loopy. I almost feel like I am borderline drunk. My fingers are also numb and cold but that's going away as the time goes on. I love this medicine and this is the first time I have ever experienced these symptoms."

   
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Texangirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Learned the hard way that this stuff causes explosive diarrhea. I wouldn't take this if you have any plans for the rest of the day. Honestly not sure if it really even helped with my cough or if I was just getting better with time. Wish I looked into it more earlier on instead of waiting. It feels like they have added the active ingredient for miralax in a drug designed for already sick people?"

   
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Ya don't take this (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Helped with the dry cough I was having for over 1 month. Robitussin didn't help at all and as soon as I took Delsym it helped me sleep through the night and no more dry cough. It actually loosened the mucus and I could actually cough phlegm. So thankful for this OTC medicine!"

Maria (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2019

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Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "I started taking this medicine a week ago for a sinus infection related cough. I noticed more anxiety and doing a lot of running to the bathroom. I thought it was from just being sick and taking an antibiotic. Tonight I took a dose and within 30 minutes I experienced extreme nausea. I found this site and it all makes sense now! No more Delsym for me!"

   
1.0

Nana (taken for less than 1 month) February 3, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "I have no complaints about delsym medicine. It always work great for my colds. However, it’s the orange cup that is very hard to see the dosage prescribed. I suggest either bolding the dosage in black letters or a different color cup. Hard on the eyes for people like me with eye conditions."

   
9.0

Ree January 24, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "I took Delsym for my allergies. It worked really good the first two days. But on the third day it made me feel like I was drunk or high, not really dizzy. I was disoriented and couldn’t focus and my mind was all over the place. I thought that maybe I had just not eaten enough that day or something, but after seeing the reviews I guess other people experienced this too."

   
3.0

Made me feel weird January 19, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Recommended by Pharmacist for persistent dry cough. Took about 1 hour to notice any difference. Then it seemed to virtually stop the cough. I stuck to the twice a day measuring cup instructions and was very pleased with the result. It did not completely stop the cough but stopped it being a constant problem. Would recommend for dry coughs. None of the drowsiness that some other cough medicines induce."

   
9.0

Rich (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "It's does stop the coughing but the SEVERE CRAMPING, diarrhea, and dizziness are not worth it! I was 2 days in before I realized that those symptoms weren't part of my flu.... It was the Delsym! BEWARE!!!"

   
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Anonymous January 13, 2019

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For Cough: "I actually think this made my cough worse. It certainly didn't stop me from coughing or allow me to sleep."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "My grandson coughed for a few days, doctor recommended it, not one cough since- I can’t believe it!!!"

   
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Grandson (taken for less than 1 month) January 2, 2019

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Delsym (dextromethorphan) for Cough: "Took dose of Delsym at 10:30 pm. Awoke at 3 am with diarrhea and dizziness. At 7:30 am: headache, dizziness, nausea and pupils were dilated. Now 18 hours later, still dizzy, headache with dilated pupils."

   
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BBS (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2018

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