A Case Series of Dextromethorphan Abuse

Seed Hon Fei, Thong Kai Shin

Abstract


Dextromethorphan, an over the counter cough suppressant is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults because of its easy availability, relatively low price and most importantly the feeling good effects that it brought when used in megadoses. We are reporting three cases of dextromethorphan abuse and its clinical presentations. We discussed about the factors that contribute to the current situation of uncontrolled usage of dextromethorphan in our population especially in Sarawak. We also looked into some of the steps that we can take in order to prevent the situation from becoming worse. 

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Keywords


Abuse; Dextromethorphan, Sarawak

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