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Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers FDA Alerts

The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers or relate to a group or class of drugs which include Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers (dextromethorphan).

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Recent FDA Alert(s) for dextromethorphan


May 23, 2005

Audience: Healthcare professionals and consumers

FDA issued a Talk Paper to notify the public about the abuse of dextromethorphan (DXM), an ingredient found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold remedies. The agency is working with other health and law enforcement authorities to address this serious issue and warn the public of potential harm, after five recently reported deaths of teenagers that may be associated with the consumption of powdered DXM sold in capsules.

[May 20, 2005 - Talk Paper - FDA]