University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

11-6-2013

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Medical Toxicology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

Abuse of antitussive preparations is a continuing problem in the United States and throughout the world. Illicit, exploratory, or recreational use of dextromethorphan and codeine/promethazine cough syrups is widely described. This review describes the pharmacology, clinical effects, and management of toxicity from commonly abused antitussive formulations.

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Citation: Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2013 Nov 6;4:75-82. doi: 10.2147/SAR.S36761. Link to article on publisher's site

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Keywords

codeine, dextromethorphan, promethazine, purple drank, sizzurp

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Substance abuse and rehabilitation

PubMed ID

24648790

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