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10-05-2003, 02:14 PM
BOSTON -- It's a drug celebrated by teenagers for causing dangerous psychedelic effects, yet it's being sold over the counter in grocery stores and pharmacies everywhere. It causes paranoia, excitability, brain damage, memory loss and psychological addictions, and is responsible for a growing number of teen overdoses in the United States. The drug is called dextromethorphan (DXM), and teenagers have no problem finding it.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1958 for the suppression of coughs, DXM is an over-the-counter drug found in more than 80 varieties of cough syrups in brands such as, Robitussin, Vicks Formula 44, and Drixoral Cough liquid caps. Not all medicines under these brands, however, contain the drug since most brands put out several formulations. The drug is found in a variety of forms, including gel caps, capsules and syrup and can be extracted from liquid cough syrup. It can be then taken orally, injected or snorted, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services

DXM is in a class of drugs recognized as dissociative anesthetics, known for immobility and disassociation from self. It has side effects comparable to street drugs PCP and ketamine. It is commonly abused by teens for its hallucinatory properties and it's ability to prolong and enhance the effects of other drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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10-05-2003, 04:15 PM
It can be then taken orally, injected or snorted, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services


10-05-2003, 04:34 PM
all i gotta say is..


10-05-2003, 07:21 PM
man who the hell would wanna inject or snort dxm

10-05-2003, 09:19 PM
Wow, That is about the WORST DXM article I've ever read...


10-05-2003, 10:39 PM
Wow, how biased :P

10-06-2003, 03:15 PM
Another very uninformed article by American media.

A little interesting fact here...

DMX is particularly dangerous for people taking any type of antidepressant, especially those taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, diet drugs like phentermne, fenfluramine, or phen-fen, and nondrowsy antihistamines and allergy medications, such as Allegra, Seldane, and Hisminal.

Apparently phen-fen causes organ damage, according to the legal ad I seen on television. If you phone in, you can get part of a cash settlement... ;)

10-06-2003, 10:40 PM
THey need to see the light....Dexalism to the rescue!

10-07-2003, 11:25 AM
hahahahah snorted. i tried to snort a couple lines of dxm powder one time. the key word is tried. after i took the first one the face it felt like the inside of my head was melting, and my sinuses and shit got swollen (it sounded like i had a bad cold for a few day.) then i rolled around on the floor in pain for a few minutes. then i was like "woah, im fucked up". so i strongly recomend not snortin dxm, unless you enjoy snortin salt n pepper or mace.

10-07-2003, 07:39 PM
woah, mace, pepper and salt? i'm down with snorting that.

dxm lines here i come. i have iron nostrils

10-09-2003, 05:16 PM
heh, I happen to go to school in boston. Hopefully this article doesn't become too mediatized, or I might have people consider me suspicious for buying 10 packages of robo gel caps and syrup every now and then.