Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules

Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are solid dosage forms, composed of two shells, either gelatin or vegetarian, that enclose the medication. These capsules are designed for easy swallowing and provide a precise dosage of the active ingredients. They are used to treat conditions such as cough, bronchitis, asthma, COPD, and allergic rhinitis.

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Formula Information

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Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are a compounded formulation of medication used to treat a variety of conditions. This medication is an antitussive, which means it helps to suppress coughing. It is commonly used to alleviate symptoms associated with the common cold, allergies, and other upper respiratory tract infections. Additionally, it can be utilized in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The medication functions by blocking the action of certain chemicals in the brain that trigger coughing.

The Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are a solid dosage form composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication. This design allows for convenient and easy swallowing, while providing a precise dosage of the active ingredients. The capsules are taken orally, typically every 4-6 hours as needed. However, the exact dosage and frequency of use will depend on the patient's age, weight, and overall medical condition. It is crucial to adhere to the instructions provided by the prescribing physician.

Generally, Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are well tolerated by most patients. However, some individuals may experience side effects such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. It is important to discuss any potential side effects or concerns with the prescribing physician to ensure safe and effective use of the medication.

If you have any questions or require further information about Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of compounding pharmacists is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to assist you.

Drug Interactions

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Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are a solid dosage form, consisting of two shells, either gelatin or vegetarian, that enclose the medication. This design allows for easy swallowing and ensures a precise dosage of the active ingredients. These capsules are primarily used to treat coughs associated with common colds, upper respiratory infections, and other similar conditions. The medication functions by suppressing the cough reflex in the brain.

However, it is crucial to understand that Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules should not be used to treat chronic coughs caused by smoking, asthma, or other long-term respiratory problems. It is also not recommended for use in children under the age of 4 years. Potential side effects of this medication include drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion. As such, patients are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery until they fully understand how dextromethorphan affects them.

Furthermore, Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules may interact with other medications. These include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and certain antihistamines. Therefore, it is essential for patients to inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are currently taking before starting a course of dextromethorphan. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

How Does it Work

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Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are a versatile medication used to treat a range of conditions. Primarily, they are used to alleviate cough, cold, and flu symptoms. The active ingredient works by blocking certain chemicals in the brain that trigger coughing, and by reducing mucus production in the lungs, thereby lessening the severity of the cough. The capsules are designed for oral consumption, typically every 4-6 hours as required. It's crucial to adhere to the package instructions and not exceed the recommended dosage. Drinking plenty of fluids while on this medication can aid in thinning the mucus, making it easier to expel.

These capsules can also be beneficial in treating other conditions such as allergies, asthma, and bronchitis. They work by blocking the chemicals in the brain that cause coughing and other symptoms associated with these conditions. As with all medications, it's important to follow the package instructions and not exceed the recommended dosage.

Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules can also be used to manage certain types of pain, including muscle pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. They work by blocking the chemicals in the brain that cause pain. As always, it's important to follow the package instructions and not exceed the recommended dosage.

Furthermore, these capsules can be used to treat certain types of anxiety and depression. They work by blocking the chemicals in the brain that cause anxiety and depression. As with all medications, it's important to follow the package instructions and not exceed the recommended dosage.

If you have any questions about how to take this medication, please don't hesitate to reach out for further information.

Other Uses

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Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules are a versatile medication with a wide range of applications. They are primarily used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. The capsules can also serve as an adjunct therapy for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. They have proven effective in managing opioid withdrawal symptoms and in reducing the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules can also be used to alleviate the severity of symptoms associated with Tourette's Syndrome. Furthermore, they have been used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, including tremor and rigidity. It is crucial to understand that dextromethorphan should not be used as a substitute for other medications prescribed for these conditions. If you have any queries about the use of dextromethorphan for any of these conditions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules?

Dextromethorphan HBr 100 mg Capsules is a compounded formulation of a medication used to treat certain symptoms. It is a solid dosage form composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication, allowing for convenient and easy swallowing, and providing a precise dosage of the active ingredients.

What is the purpose of the gelatin or vegetarian shells?

The gelatin or vegetarian shells serve to enclose the medication. This makes it easier to swallow and ensures that the precise dosage of the active ingredients is delivered to the body.

What is the advantage of this solid dosage form?

The advantage of this solid dosage form is that it provides a precise dosage of the active ingredients, ensuring that the patient receives the exact amount of medication needed. It also allows for convenient and easy swallowing.

Is this medication suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this medication can be suitable for vegetarians. The capsules can be made from vegetarian shells, making them an appropriate choice for those following a vegetarian diet.

What is the active ingredient in these capsules?

The active ingredient in these capsules is Dextromethorphan HBr.

What is the dosage of the active ingredient in these capsules?

Each capsule contains a precise dosage of 100 mg of the active ingredient, Dextromethorphan HBr.

How should these capsules be stored?

These capsules should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.

Can these capsules be opened or chewed?

No, these capsules should not be opened or chewed. They are designed to be swallowed whole to ensure the correct dosage of the medication is delivered to the body.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What should I do if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose, seek medical attention immediately. Overdosing can lead to serious health consequences.

Formulas and/or material listed are not to be interpreted as a promise, guarantee or claim of therapeutic efficacy or safety. The information contained herein is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage its abandonment. Every patient is unique, and formulas should be adjusted to meet their individual needs.
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