dextromethorphan hydrobromide

dextromethorphan hydrobromide
A synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive agent. Inferior to codeine but seemingly lacking in dependence production. It has weak central depressant action.

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[USP] the monohydrated hydrobromide salt of dextromethorphan, having the same action and use as the base; administered orally.

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