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Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules

Bayview Pharmacy's Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, formulated with Methocel E4M, offer a controlled and prolonged release profile. This formulation is designed to gradually release the active ingredient over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects for conditions such as cough, bronchitis, asthma, COPD, and allergic rhinitis. The reduced dosing frequency and long-lasting relief contribute to improved patient compliance.

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Formula Information

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Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules is a compounded formulation of a medication primarily used to alleviate symptoms associated with cough, cold, and flu. As a centrally acting antitussive agent, it functions by suppressing the cough reflex, providing relief from persistent and non-productive coughs.

This particular formulation is designed with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This innovative design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, offering sustained therapeutic effects. This slow-release mechanism not only enhances the efficacy of the medication but also reduces the frequency of dosing, thereby improving patient compliance, particularly for those requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules is indicated for the treatment of cough associated with upper respiratory tract infections, including conditions such as the common cold, bronchitis, and sinusitis. It is also effective in treating dry, non-productive coughs that may be a symptom of other respiratory conditions.

Generally, this formulation is well tolerated by most patients, with few reported side effects. However, some common side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Patients are advised to avoid engaging in activities that require alertness, such as driving or operating heavy machinery, while taking this medication.

This formulation is available by prescription only. It is crucial that patients adhere to the dosing instructions provided by their healthcare provider to ensure the medication's effectiveness and minimize potential side effects. If you have any questions or concerns about Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, please consult with your healthcare provider.

Drug Interactions

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Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer. This design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules may interact with other medications, particularly those used to treat mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It is crucial for patients to inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Additionally, patients should disclose if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.

Patients taking Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules should be closely monitored for potential interactions with other medications and possible side effects. These side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. It is also important to note that alcohol and medications that may cause drowsiness, such as sedatives, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants, should be avoided while taking these capsules. Activities requiring alertness, such as driving or operating machinery, should also be avoided.

If you have any questions or concerns about the potential interactions or side effects of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, please do not hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider for further information and guidance.

How Does it Work

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Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules are a compounded medication designed to treat a variety of conditions, including cough, cold, and flu symptoms, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. The capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer, which allows for a gradual release of the active ingredient, Dextromethorphan HBr, over an extended period of time. This slow release formulation provides sustained therapeutic effects, reduces dosing frequency, and improves patient compliance, particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty swallowing capsules. The capsules can be opened and the contents sprinkled onto food or mixed with a small amount of liquid for easier consumption.

The medication is taken orally, typically once or twice daily, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is crucial to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure effective treatment. Overdosing or underdosing can lead to ineffective treatment and potential side effects. It is also important to avoid consuming alcohol or other medications containing alcohol while taking Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, as this can increase the risk of side effects.

In addition to treating respiratory conditions, Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules can also be used to alleviate certain types of pain, such as muscle aches. However, this medication should not be used to treat any condition that has not been diagnosed by a healthcare provider. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.

If you have any questions or concerns about Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of compounding pharmacists is here to assist you with your medication needs.

Other Uses

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Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules are formulated with Methocel E4M, a controlled-release polymer, designed to gradually release the encapsulated medication over an extended period. This formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile. These capsules can be used to treat a variety of conditions including chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia, effectively reducing the severity of associated symptoms.

Furthermore, Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules can also be utilized in the treatment of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. They have been found to alleviate the severity of symptoms associated with opioid and alcohol withdrawal, including tremors, anxiety, and insomnia. The capsules can also be beneficial for patients with Parkinson's disease, helping to manage symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, and difficulty with movement.

Additionally, Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules can be used to treat symptoms of Tourette's syndrome, such as tics and vocalizations. They can also be beneficial in managing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, such as nightmares, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts. If you have any questions about the use of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules for any of these conditions, please consult with a healthcare professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules is a medication that is encapsulated in a controlled-release polymer, Methocel E4M. This formulation is designed to gradually release the active ingredient over an extended period of time.

What is the purpose of the Methocel E4M in the formulation?

Methocel E4M is a type of controlled-release polymer. It is used in the formulation to ensure that the medication is released gradually over a prolonged period, offering sustained therapeutic effects.

How does the slow release of the medication improve patient compliance?

The slow release of the medication reduces the frequency of dosing, which can improve patient compliance. This is particularly beneficial for medications that require a controlled and prolonged release profile.

What are the benefits of using Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

The benefits of using this formulation include sustained therapeutic effects due to the gradual release of the medication, reduced dosing frequency, and improved patient compliance.

How often should I take Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

The dosing frequency of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules is reduced due to its slow-release formulation. However, the exact frequency will depend on your doctor's prescription.

What is the therapeutic effect of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

The therapeutic effect of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules is sustained over a prolonged period due to the slow release of the medication from the Methocel E4M polymer.

Can I break or chew the Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

No, the capsules should not be broken or chewed. Doing so can interfere with the controlled-release mechanism and may lead to a sudden release of a large amount of the medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Are there any side effects of Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules?

Like all medications, Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules can have side effects. If you experience any unusual symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Can I take Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules with other medications?

Before starting any new medication, including Dextromethorphan HBr 60 mg Slow Release Capsules, you should always inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are currently taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

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