Dextromethorphan DXM is a common ingredient found in many cough and cold remedies. It helps stop a cough. Used as directed, DXM products are safe and effective. But DXM has become popular among teens who want a cheap, easy high. You can find it in at least 70 common over-the-counter OTC cough and cold medicines.
A Case of Acute Psychosis Secondary to Coricidin Overdose
Coricidin contains a combination of acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Coricidin is used to treat headache, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and pain or fever caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Do not take more of Coricidin than is recommended.
Chugging cough medicine for an instant high isn't a new practice for teens, who have raided the medicine cabinet for a quick, cheap, and legal high for decades. And unfortunately, this dangerous, potentially deadly practice still goes on. So it's important for parents to understand the risks and know how to prevent their kids from intentionally overdosing on cough and cold medicine. Before the U.
To the Editor: Dextromethorphan and chlorpheniramine maleate are common ingredients in over prescription and over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, including CoricidinHBP. When used at recommended doses, they are safe and effective agents with minimal adverse effects. However, at higher doses, typically as a result of recreational abuse, dextromethorphan and chlorpheniramine are capable of inducing a specific toxidrome that includes various psychiatric sequelae such as euphoria, agitation, psychoses, dissociative phenomena, and, rarely, dependence. The street terms for illicit use are skittling and robo-tripping. We present here the case of a patient who developed acute psychosis induced by an overdose of CoricidinHBP.