Dextromethorphan in the hands of a teenager-cheap and legal ticket on a "trip" Dextromethorphan is a recreational drug, sold over the counter in pharmacies and abused by teenagers in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Often used as an antitussive drug, dextromethorphan becomes a disociative halucinogen in higher doses. It is an opioid derivate with fast action, relatively short elimination halftime, metabolized in liver and eliminated by kidneys. Dextromethorphan is not physicaly addictive, it is easily available and cheap. It's excessive use brings a risk of serious adverse effects which can, in the worst scenario, lead to death. We acknowledge the spectrum of adverse effects personally while taking care of patients admitted to children hospitals.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health