Essay On Dextromethorphan

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When discussing Dextromethorphan (DXM)there are psychoactive effects similar to that of marijuana, higher doses will produce dissociative effects, including sensory enhancement and hallucinations. Drivers (male) who have been detained due to driving while under the influence of Dextromethorphan exhibit poor psychomotor performance on standardized field sobriety tests, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical gaze nystagmus, and overall signs of central nervous system depression,” ( Cochems, & Harding, & Liddicoat, 2007). From my research on the effects and mirroring aspects of DXM, it is noted that young men are more apt to use DXM than females, although not mentioned it would appear that DXM also has an intoxicating effect similar to alcohol. I was shocked to see that studies were done on drivers, I tend to think how safe are we while on the road? According to Cochems, et al. (2007): …show more content…

Each CCC tablet contains 30 mg of dextromethorphan, and 4 mg of chlorpheniramine, Robitussin DM contains 10 mg dextromethorphan per 5- ml dose and 100 mg of guaifenesin, recreational doses are reported to begin at approximately 1.5 mg/kg (approximately 122 mg of dextromethorphan for an 180 IB individual and increase to more than 15 mg/kg. Effects such as general euphoria, balance disturbances, moderate stimulation, slight intoxication, inability to track time, and memory impairment. As the dextromethorphan dose increases, the resulting impairment can mimic that of a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and phencyclidine (PCP) such that the user experiences dysmetria and the inability to respond to pain and external stimuli (p

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