No sir, i was not in the paper, but you must be a fool to have taken 31 of these things, as anything over 12 or so it pushing it. My friend was going to take 14 and we stopped him, simply because we didnt know what the chances were of anything happening. Also, there really isnt much you can do to read about something when you are sitting in a car and a friend offers you something. If it as something alittle more dangerous, then yes, i might have researched it abit before allowing myself or my friends to try it. However, a simple 8-12 cough pills are not going to kill you. We may be young, but we arent completely stupid. Its relatively safe, as long as you dont do it to an obsessive amount, too often or with a combination of other drugs. Its also a hell of a lot safer than the things we could get our hands into around here.
Unlike many, we dont have the ability to just slide to some party, grab some rolls and be happy. We have to make due with what we have. Now you may say, why dont you just not do anything. Well, why does anyone use a drug? To get a high, which makes them feel good. We do the same thing. We have tried to stick to simple things, but we are running out of choices here. Stealing alcohol from our parental figures and trying to buy through older siblings got old REAL fast. Budha is on short supply these days in my area. So, we chose to try something. It didnt hurt us, and we know our limits. We will not surpass them. The max of these things that we will take is 12. No more. If you would like to take 30 some pills and come close to death, thats great, but you wont do it with us. Also, it should be common sense that you DONT take 30 pills, of any kind.
The fact is, that we cant always get something that we would prefer to get, so we have to make due. As for researching what we do, I personally, do, my friends are another story, and if i thought something would be a true danger mine or their health, i would not allow them to take it. However, as i have tried it, it does not harm you in small doses and it has not caused anyone any trouble thus far, i will continue to use them and recommend them to anyone that wants a cheap high. But i will give a dosage amount. Just like in any situation.
You can be forced to get your stomach pumped because of alcohol when taken in mass amounts. Other substances, you dont even have that chance, you just die.
What we are doing is alot safer than other things, so when you look down your nose at something, simply because it isnt a party drug, or meant as a substance to give you a high, dosnt mean that its a bad thing. Originally, coke was used as a dental tool to numb pain. People now use it as a drug. Things work out that way.
Thats the situation here.
Simply put, any substance taken to the extreme can hurt you, so please, for everyone's sake, dont OD on products. Take how much it takes to get you high, and leave it at that.
p.s. i am sad to hear that a young person was in the hospital. best wishes to the young man on recovery.
Robitussin DM is a cough medicine for treating your cold or flu. Here’s what you need to know, including how it works, the forms it comes in, as well as side effects, interactions, and warnings.
About Robitussin DM
Robitussin DM is used to temporarily relieve your cough from minor throat irritation or a cold. It also helps loosen phlegm from chest congestion so that you can cough it up and spit it out.
Robitussin DM comes in a liquid form that you take by mouth. It comes in regular-strength, maximum-strength, sugar-free, and children’s formulations.
Robitussin DM contains two active ingredients: dextromethorphan and guaifenesin.
Dextromethorphan is an antitussive drug used to help relieve constant coughing. It helps stop your cough by decreasing activity in your brain that triggers your impulse to cough. However, it doesn’t treat what triggers your coughing impulse in the first place, such as a cold or throat irritation.
Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants. These drugs help loosen up and thin phlegm (mucus) in your throat and lungs so that your coughs are more productive. A productive cough will help bring up mucus that is causing chest congestion. This clears your airways, making it easier for you to breathe. Guaifenesin helps relieve chest congestion, but it doesn’t treat the cause of your congestion.
Robitussin DM Peak Cold Cough + Chest Congestion
Children’s Robitussin DM Cough and Chest Congestion
Side effects from Robitussin DM
Each active ingredient in Robitussin DM causes different side effects. These side effects can be more mild. However, some can be serious.
Mild side effects of dextromethorphan
The more mild side effects of dextromethorphan include:
- stomach pain
Side effects are usually not too common when you use Robitussin DM as recommended, but nausea is more common than the others. Taking Robitussin DM with food or milk may help ease nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. If you have side effects and they become bothersome, stop taking Robitussin DM and ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend another product.
Mild side effects of guaifenesin
The more mild side effects of guaifenesin include:
These side effects are usually rare. However, they’re more likely if you use more Robitussin DM than recommended. Only mild side effects are associated with guaifenesin. There are no serious side effects associated with it.
Serious side effect of dextromethorphan
A rash may be a serious side effect of dextromethorphan. It can indicate an allergic reaction. If you develop a rash while taking Robitussin DM, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately.
Substances that interact with Robitussin DM
The active ingredients in Robitussin DM can interact with other drugs, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking.
Drugs that can interact with dextromethorphan and guaifenesin include drugs from the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) class. These drugs treat a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression and Parkinson’s disease. They include:
To help avoid interactions, be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Robitussin DM is sometimes misused to experience a high known as “robo-tripping.” This misuse is very dangerous because it often leads to overdose. Dextromethorphan overdose can cause:
- slow breathing
- vision changes
- shortness of breath
- fast heart rate
- hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that do not exist)
In cases of overdose, call your local poison control center. If the overdose causes seizures or coma, call 911.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Talk to your doctor before using Robitussin DM if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to do either. You may need to choose between breastfeeding and taking this medication. It’s also not known if the active ingredients in Robitussin DM could be harmful to your pregnancy. Your doctor may recommend lowered doses or other options for you.
Pharmacist’s advice for using Robitussin DM
Robitussin DM may be the drug to help ease your chest congestion and cough. However, some people may need adjusted dosages or other remedies for their coughs.
For example, dextromethorphan can increase the risk of drowsiness in older people. So, if you’re an older adult, you may need to use a lowered dose of Robitussin DM. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor to find out an appropriate dose.
Also, don’t use Robitussin DM for chest congestion that produces a large amount of phlegm. Excessive phlegm can be a sign of infection and should be treated with other medication. You also shouldn’t use Robitussin DM for coughs related to:
- chronic bronchitis
Talk to your doctor about other remedies for these types of coughs.