DXM (Dextromethorphan)

Last Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020

What is it?

Cough suppressor found in many over-the-counter medications, such as cough syrup, tablets, capsules, or powder. Popular over-the-counter brands: Robitussin, Coricidin HBP

Street Names

CCC, DXM, Poor Man’s PCP, Robo, Skittles, Triple C

How is it used?

DXM is taken by drinking cough syrup or swallowing tablets, capsules, or powder. Extensive “how to" abuse information on various web sites. Preferred by teenagers and younger for its easy accessibility. Tablets are easy to conceal and students will take them in school.

How does it affect the body?

  • Increase in perceptual awareness, altered time perception
  • Hallucinations, confusion
  • Addictive
  • Loss of coordination, slurred speech, sweating, lethargy
  • High doses of DXM with alcohol or other drugs, including antidepressants, can cause death.

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