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Information On Cough Medicine Detox In Canada

Cough medicine is a medicinal drug used to treat coughing related conditions and suppresses the body urge to cough. Codeine is one of the strongest cough suppressants made, along with many other derivatives from this drug. Codeine was soon replaced by a very highly addictive cough suppressant called dextromethorphan (DXM), and is sold as an over the counter drug. This is a very popular drug abused by teens and is found in most cough medicines sold today. These medicines are easy to find and are very affordable, and of course legal. They can be purchased as a tablet, capsule, gel caps, liquid, or syrup. Users can now use the Internet to buy DXM powder pure and also teach themselves how to abuse the drug. Because of that, many have developed an addiction and might even need to go to a cough medicine detox facility.

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Adverse Side Effects of Cough Medicine Abuse

A person abusing DXM or cough medicine will typically take as much as 360mg of the drug. DXM addiction or cough medicine addiction can cause hallucinations, loss of motor control, and out of body sensations. This will soon lead to a very uncomfortable detox period from the drug. The following side effects can take place:

  • Confusion
  • Impaired judgment
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive sweating
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irregular heart beat
  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Numbness of fingers and toes
  • Facial redness
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Brain damage
  • Death

The cough medicine detox period can normally last for three to four days, depending on the amount that was consumed and the frequency of use. The symptoms could carry on for longer periods of time and can cause some permanent damage to the individual. It is safest to go to a detox or a drug rehab center.

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