USMLE

Dextromethorphan

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Summary

Dextromethorphan is an opioid agonist used primarily for cough suppression. Because it causes less opioid-related sedation and respiratory depression, dextromethorphan can be very useful for symptomatic relief of cough.

Key Points

  • Dextromethorphan
    • Mechanism
      • Opioid receptor agonist
    • Clinical Use
      • Cough suppressant / antitussive
        • It’s the main ingredient in Robitussin