WHAT IS IT?
Cough suppressor found in many over-the-counter medications, such as cough syrup, tablets, capsules, or powder. Popular over-the-counter brands: Robitussin, Coricidin HBP.
CCC, DXM, Poor Man’s PCP, Robo, Skittles, Triple C
HOW IT IS TAKEN
Drinking cough syrup or swallowing tablets, capsules, or powder
HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?
- Increase in perceptual awareness, altered time perception
- Hallucinations, confusion
- Loss of coordination, slurred speech, sweating, lethargy
- High doses of DXM with alcohol or other drugs, including antidepressants, can cause death
FACT SHEET: Read more about DXM (pdf)
RESOURCES FOR GETTING HELP