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DXM is short for Dextromethorphan. In small amounts its a very effective cough suppressant, but in large amounts it is a very powerful dissociative drug. Keep in mind that codeine and other opioids suppress coughs too, they would just be abused even more than dextromethorphan if they were used in over-the-counter cough medicines. Dextromethorphan is found in many cough and cold medications available without a prescription, and the psychedelic effects begin somewhere over 120mg, but becomes toxic around 20-30 mg/kg. This drug has been used for recreational purposes for around 30 years. When taken recreationally the "trip" usually lasts around 5-6 hours. That is including the come-up, peak and come-down.

Also, most people who take it experience an afterglow the next day which is the slight after-effects of the drug. The feeling of an afterglow is hard to explain, because you can usually definitely tell its there, and yet you can usually do everything normally, and its hardly noticeable. The afterglow isn't usually very strong but can vary on the person's metabolism, and their dosage and weight.

This drug is mildly addictive, but usually only mentally. Some users say it can become physically addictive after prolonged daily/semi-daily use. This drug can be fairly safe for recreational use, if used responsibly.

Some people have different reactions to DXM, it depends on the person. Two people might take the same dose according to their weight, and one guy might be like "Damn I was fucked up!", and the other guy could be like "Dude, that stuff got me thinking about my life", it all depends on the person.

[top]Smoking DXM

Dextromethorphan reacts with oxygen at room temperature, though not at any appreciable rate. However, at 395-397 Kelvin, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide's melting point, this changes and Dextromethorphan reacts with oxygen to produce some very toxic chemicals.

Free ("freebase") Dextromethorphan will also react with oxygen at its melting point. Anyone attempting to smoke Dextromethorphan in the presence of oxygen under normal atmospheric conditions will only end up inhaling nasty compounds such as nitric oxide and the organic products of combustion.

This information is easily verified by looking at a Material Safety Data Sheet for this substance. Dextromethorphan reacts rapidly with oxygen at temperatures above 360 Kelvin. It is in everyone's best interest to know that Dextromethorphan is not "smokeable".


Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

This is what you get when you react DXM with hydrobromic acid. This is what is most commonly used for cough suppressants and for recreational use. This produces different effects on different doses. We refer to them as plateaus, and there are 4 of them.

[top]Dextromethorphan Polistirex

This is another form of DXM that is time-released. It basically has a edible plastic around some of the DXM. This is used in some cough medicines, so when some of the DXM has worn off, then some more will kick in. This is usually not the preferred type of DXM to use recreationally, because it usually takes longer for it to kick in, and it sometimes is not as strong.

Contributors: Thrift Nine, void, nigtv, jersey_emt
Created by Thrift Nine, 07-21-2009 at 10:16 PM
Last edited by jersey_emt, 08-12-2009 at 01:16 PM
Last comment by nigtv on 08-08-2009 at 10:02 AM
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