Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a safe & effective ingredient
found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines,
but approximately 1 in 31 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high.
THE ICON YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR
Next time you’re shopping for over-the-counter cough medicine, see if you can spot this icon.
THE STOP MEDICINE ABUSE BLOG
We come together as parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and community advocates to share tips for preventing teen OTC cough medicine abuse and other risky behaviors through advice for raising healthy teens who make smart decisions.
Together, we have the power to make a difference.
List of DXM-Containing Products
More than 100 medicines contain DXM. This is a list of some of the most common ones.
Preventing Cough Medicine Abuse: A Parent’s Guide
A helpful guide for parents featuring warning signs and prevention tips.
Check Your Shelf Regularly to Detect Medicine Abuse
Taking inventory of your medicine cabinet regularly will help you spot warning signs of medicine abuse.