DEXTROMORPHAN (DXM) Rodolfo Brandon Bernardino Kaleb Stevenson
Why DXM? <ul><li>L </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>G </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>L </li></ul>E A S Y T O G...
SHORT TERM EFFECTS <ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Double or blurred vision </li></ul><ul>...
LONG TERM EFFECTS MAY CONTAIN Cough Syrup FYI Acetaminophen TOO MUCH ACETAMINOPHEN  Hurts your liver KILLS
DXM containing products may contain other ingredients that can damage your body in the short and long term
Is It Addictive? <ul><li>Addictive personalities increase the risk of abuse and addiction. </li></ul>DXM is not addictive ...
Lower Doses = Antitussive effects(Prevents Coughing) Higher Doses =  Dissociative effects Reality is distorted OUT OF BODY...
Manufacture <ul><li>Levomethorphan synthesized into DXM </li></ul>
<ul><li>Distributed into products: </li></ul>Cough syrups  Tablets Unfinished powdered form
Intended Use <ul><li>DXM is used as a Cough Suppressant </li></ul>
Regional Prevalence
Class of Drug  Fines for ownership and distribution DXM is not listed as a controlled substance in the USA Legal to posses...
Appearance
Impact on Pregnant Women <ul><li>Dextromorphan is safe for pregnant women.  </li></ul><ul><li>However, the medicine contai...
DXM in the Media
Image Resources <ul><li>http://www.drugfreehomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cough-syrup.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://w...
Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/facts/whydrugs.aspx# </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dxmstories.com/fac...
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  1. 1. DEXTROMORPHAN (DXM) Rodolfo Brandon Bernardino Kaleb Stevenson
  2. 2. Why DXM? <ul><li>L </li></ul><ul><li>E </li></ul><ul><li>G </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>L </li></ul>E A S Y T O G E T Difficult To Detect
  3. 3. SHORT TERM EFFECTS <ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Double or blurred vision </li></ul><ul><li>Slurred speech </li></ul><ul><li>Impaired physical coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pain </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea and vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsiness </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness of finger and toes </li></ul><ul><li>Disorientation </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea </li></ul>
  4. 4. LONG TERM EFFECTS MAY CONTAIN Cough Syrup FYI Acetaminophen TOO MUCH ACETAMINOPHEN Hurts your liver KILLS
  5. 5. DXM containing products may contain other ingredients that can damage your body in the short and long term
  6. 6. Is It Addictive? <ul><li>Addictive personalities increase the risk of abuse and addiction. </li></ul>DXM is not addictive However, it may be abused by a person with a substance abuse pattern
  7. 7. Lower Doses = Antitussive effects(Prevents Coughing) Higher Doses = Dissociative effects Reality is distorted OUT OF BODY FEELING
  8. 8. Manufacture <ul><li>Levomethorphan synthesized into DXM </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Distributed into products: </li></ul>Cough syrups Tablets Unfinished powdered form
  10. 10. Intended Use <ul><li>DXM is used as a Cough Suppressant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Regional Prevalence
  12. 12. Class of Drug Fines for ownership and distribution DXM is not listed as a controlled substance in the USA Legal to possess and distribute Easy Abuse <ul><li>On the bright side: </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacies and shops that sell products that contain DXM are attempting to limit abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>-ID Checks </li></ul><ul><li>Limit amount of product on shelves </li></ul>
  13. 13. Appearance
  14. 14. Impact on Pregnant Women <ul><li>Dextromorphan is safe for pregnant women. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the medicine containing Dextromorphan cannot contain ethanol/alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome risk </li></ul><ul><li>- Birth defects </li></ul>
  15. 15. DXM in the Media
  16. 16. Image Resources <ul><li>http://www.drugfreehomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cough-syrup.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.drugfreehomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/DXM-doses-300x253.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/dxm/images/archive/dxm_tablets__i2005e1461_disp.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eztest.com/shop/images/articles/editor/dxmpill.bmp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/admin/Files/DXM%20powder_0.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/lisafx/lisafx0706/lisafx070600083/1133387-a-mature-businessman-with-a-severe-coughing-fit.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oshmanlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/acetaminophen.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dextromethorphan.svg </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Levomethorphan.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3lr7o4SDIUE/TVgaFbppqHI/AAAAAAAAAyY/6gu2dFY9_H0/s1600/Dude_wheres_my_car_poster.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://2.imimg.com/data2/SH/IR/MY-195653/cough-syrup-250x250.jpg </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/facts/whydrugs.aspx# </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dxmstories.com/facts2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dxmstories.com/dxm_faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-risks-of-taking-dextromethorphan-during-pregnancy.htm </li></ul>

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