Dextromethorphan is used to treat coughs associated with a cold or allergies, this drug works by suppressing the signals in your brain that trigger the cough reflex. Unfortunately, since this drug is legal and over the counter it is easily accessible, allowing addicts to purchase at their local drug store.


The signs and symptoms that may result from the abuse of Dextromethorphan may depend on how much medication is being taken and if it used in conjunction with another drug such as alcohol or marijuana.

Plateaus of intoxication may include the four top signs:



• The first plateau is mild inebriation similar to drunkenness.

• The second is inebriation plus slurred speech and possibly mild hallucinations and short term memory loss.

• The third level is an altered state of consciousness.

• The forth level is that vision or other senses may be impaired and a person could lose contact with their senses.


The symptoms above may be accompanied by confusion, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fast heartbeat, stomach pain and disorientation.