Is 30 mg of dextromethorphan too much?

For syrup dosage form: For cough: Adults and children 12 years of age and older—30 mg every six to eight hours, as needed. Children 6 to 12 years of age—7 mg every four hours or 15 mg every six to eight hours, as needed.

How many mg of dextromethorphan can you take at once?

The maximum daily recommended dose of DXM is 120 milligrams (mg) taken in divided doses. At recommended doses, DXM is safe with few side effects. When DXM is misused, larger doses are taken to get a “high” or hallucinogenic effect.

What are the side effects of taking too much dextromethorphan?

Symptoms of a dextromethorphan overdose include:

  • Breathing problems, including slow and labored breathing, shallow breathing, no breathing (especially in young children)
  • Bluish-colored fingernails and lips.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Coma.
  • Constipation.
  • Seizures.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Dizziness.

How much DXM is in a Nyquil bottle?

Drug Label Information

Active ingredients (in each 30 mL dose cup) Purpose
Dextromethorphan HBr 30 mg Cough suppressant
Doxylamine succinate 12.5 mg Antihistamine

What is dextromethorphan HBR 30 mg used for?

This medication is used for temporary relief of coughs without phlegm that are caused by certain infections of the air passages (e.g., sinusitis, common cold).

Is 40 mg of dextromethorphan too much?

The maximum recommended daily dose of DXM is 120 mg; beyond that, intoxication and dangerous side effects begin to appear. A dose of 100-200 mg induces mild stimulation and euphoria. A dose of 200-400 mg leads to stronger euphoria and hallucinations.

What happens if you take too much dextromethorphan HBR?

Dangerous physical symptoms of dextromethorphan overdose include tachycardia, slow breathing, changes in blood pressure and body temperature, and seizures. It is important to get help for a person suffering from a DXM overdose before these symptoms begin because they are more likely to lead to coma or death.

Is two shots of NyQuil bad?

A: NyQuil contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you: take more than four doses of NyQuil within 24 hours, take NyQuil with other drugs containing acetaminophen, consume three or more alcoholic drinks every day while taking NyQuil.

How many teaspoons is 30 mL of NyQuil?


adults & children 12 yrs & over 30 mL (2 TBSP) every 6 hrs
children 6 to under 12 yrs 15 mL (1 TBSP) every 6 hrs
children 4 to under 6 yrs ask a doctor
children under 4 yrs do not use

Is dextromethorphan HBr a stimulant?

Dextromethorphan, often referred to as DXM, is a medication most often used as a cough suppressant in over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. It is sold in syrup, tablet, spray, and lozenge forms. It is in the morphinan class of medications with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties (at lower doses).

Is it better to cough or suppress?

Use cough suppressants wisely. Don’t suppress a productive cough too much, unless it is keeping you from getting enough rest. Coughing is useful, because it brings up mucus from the lungs and helps to prevent bacterial infections.

How is the dosage of DXM measured in MG?

Doses are measured in mg/kg or milligrams per kilogram. So to find your dosage take your weight in kg (pounds divided by 2.2), and then divide it by how many total milligrams your taking. It is hard to describe how any of these plateaus feel, because DXM is one of those things you have to experience to know. This is the weakest level.

Is there a DXM calculator for TripIt?

This is a simple calculator designed to help you discern how much DXM you need to take reach each plateau of experience, depending on variable factors such as your weight and concentration of the product you’re using. For a description of the plateau model, and the effects you can expect at each level, click here.

Is there difference between the first and second plateaus of DXM?

Not everyone notes distinction between the first and second plateaus, or between the third and fourth plateaus. Others suggest that each effect of DXM has a dosage level at which it starts, and (in some cases) a dosage level at which its effects are no longer noticeable (being overpowered by other effects).

Is there a time released form of DXM?

Dextromethorphan Polistirex: This is another form of DXM that is time-released. It basically has a edible plastic around some of the DXM. This is used in some cough medicines, so when some of the DXM has worn off, then some more will kick in.