What are some side effects of dextromethorphan?
- 4 years agoFavorite Answer
Not all side effects for dextromethorphan may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to dextromethorphan: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral elixir, oral liquid, oral lozenge/troche, oral solution, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release, oral syrup, oral tablet
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by dextromethorphan. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking dextromethorphan, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
Symptoms of overdose
difficulty in urination
drowsiness or dizziness
nausea or vomiting (severe)
shakiness and unsteady walk
unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability (severe)
Some of the side effects that can occur with dextromethorphan may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Less common or rare
nausea or vomiting