Over-the-counter medicines (OTC)
– Dextromethorphan (DXM)
Aka: skittles, triple-C, dex, orange crush, robo
Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a cough suppressant found in many over the counter medicines such as extra-strength cough syrup, tablets, or gel pills. DXM is misused when people swallow large quantities or mix it with soda for flavor. When taken in large doses, DXM can cause a depressant effect and can cause the user to hallucinate or feel physically distorted, panicked, paranoid and aggressive. Misuse or DXM can lead to addiction and overdose; overdose from DXM can be treated with naloxone.