Dextromethorphan

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  • Effects Of Dextromethorphan

    According to Drugs.com (2016), Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, and it affects the signals in the brain that cause/trigger cough reflex. Dextromethorphan should not be taken with alcohol it is extremely dangerous and can have life threatening side effects. Taking diet pills, caffeine pills and other stimulants can clash with dextromethorphan. The side effects of dextromethorphan are severe dizziness, anxiety, restlessness, confusion, and shallow breathing. A number of drugs could potentially clash with dextromethorphan such as celecoxib, darinfenancin, quinidine, ritonavir, sibutramine, and many antidepressants such as Zoloft (p.1). According to DrugBank (2016), is an approved drug has high affinity binding to many regions of the brain,…

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  • Club Drugs Research Paper

    Background Club drugs have infiltrated the lives of teens and young adults, causing devastating effects for its users. Club drugs are a group of diverse ingredients that cause a wide variety of effects such as unconsciousness, paranoia, hallucination, and in rare cases even death. Examples of club drugs are ‘GHB’, ‘Ecstasy’ and ‘Ketamine’. The drugs are prominent seen at raves. Raves are "underground" dance parties that include DJ's and drugs being the main guest at this event. They are…

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  • Dxm Research Paper

    legal in producing and using; as a result, companies began introducing refined DXM products (e.g., Robitussin, Vicks-44, Dextrotussion) instead to limit recreational use by creating an unpleasant taste if consumed in mega dose. However, within a short time, those same manufactures began to produce forms of DXM with "appealing flavoring" which led to repeated recreational abuse (Shulgin, 1975). Prevalence of DXM cannot be estimated; consequently, the extent of DXM abuse cannot be measured.…

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  • Gas Chromatography Method

    Two chromatographic methods were developed for the assay of the FDA approved lozenges containing dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DXT) and menthol (MNT). The first was a green HPTLC method which depends on using Merck HPTLC aluminum sheets of silica gel 60 F254 and methanol-ammonia (10:0.1, v/v) as mobile phase. This was followed by densitometric measurements of the spots which were retained at 0.28 ± 0.01 for DXT and 0.76 ± 0.02 for MNT scanned at 210 nm. The method was found linear over the…

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  • Influenza Case Study

    should not be used for persistent or chronic cough related to pneumonia, asthma, smoking, or patients with copious respiratory secretions because they weaken the body’s ability to clear the airway. (Woo & Wynne, 2012, p.348). Dextromethorphan, codeine, and benzonatate are antitussives that work through a poorly understood process in which cough is either centrally or peripherally suppressed (Woo & Wynn, 2012, p.348). Dextromethorphan is absorbed well in the GI tract and acts centrally to…

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  • Methadone Essay

    from respiratory failure in children treated with codeine after tonsillectomies establish that it is a potentially dangerous medication. Codeine is used to treat a persistent cough, mild-to-moderate pain, tension headache, and diarrhea. It is available as a stand-alone product and in combination with other medications, including acetaminophen. Therefore, excessive use is dangerous due to both the codeine and acetaminophen. Abuse of codeine cough syrups is a growing problem. An eight-ounce bottle…

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  • Physical Dependence And Addiction Essay

    DMX can be taken by mouth. The users must take large amounts of the over-the-counter medicine, where it is found. iii. The neurotransmitters that are affected is an antagonist acetylcholine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. iv. The effects of the dextromethorphan (DMX) feel like a dreamlike dissociative state that includes: sensory and time perception, hallucinations, and excitement to the drug user. v. Users can suffer serious long-term consequences of excessive exposure to acetaminophen,…

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  • Statement Of Purpose For Biological Chemistry

    department of Chemistry at Tulane University will open windows for me to decipher the unresolved human disease on the viewpoint of biochemical and medicinal explanation. Here I expect to find the comprehensive research in biochemistry around the themes of biochemical, molecular and bioorganic chemistry techniques. That is the reason which make Tulane University as one of my top choice. I have research experience as I completed 12 credit hours for thesis at Masters of Pharmacy Level. I have done…

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  • Kratom Powder Case Study

    on the middle-aged man who had a history of substance abuse and was self-treating with oral ingestion of Kratom. The autopsy concluded “...that the combination of ‘‘Kratom’’ and central nervous system depressants might cause respiratory depression and ingestion of such substances may thus have contributed to death” (Karinen, Fosen, Rogde, & Vindenes, 2014, p. e31). The limitations of this article were that not much information is known about Kratom, and that the other drugs in the person's…

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  • Internet Safety In Schools Pros And Cons

    can move a high chair in the kitchen within reach or sight before you start. This is a great way to spend time together. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit just to be safe in case of accidental scalding. Keep hot foods away from the edge of your counters so children do not burn their self-reaching up to grab them without you knowing. The classes teach and give young parents basic knowledge and help numbers and places to go to receive knowledge and help when dealing with their…

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