DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBRbinds very weakly to opioid receptors
ONE OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED SYNTHETIC ANTITUSSIVES
THERAPEUTIC INDICATION: ANALGESIC (NARCOTIC), ANTITUSSIVE
DEXTROMETHORPHAN is approved to treat coughing of various causes.
DEXTROMETHORPHAN was first available in 1985 in the USA as an “over the counter” antitussive (ROMILAR®).
- Though structurally an opioid, the molecule binds very weakly to opioid receptors.
- It is one of the most commonly used synthetic antitussive products.
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