Can Robitussin Cause Brain Damage and Kill a Person?

Question by :] Blah: can robitussin cause brain damage and kill a person?
Yes no, and what if the robitussin came in pill form? and the person took about 13?

Best answer:

Answer by Nik Y
no dice, people trip DXM all the time

people go up to 600-850 mg.

speculations say you can take up to 2g before its fatal.

read this: http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/dxm/dxm_info1.shtml

Answer by Hattie
Usually people take large doses of robitussin for the DXM or Dextromethorphan. It can come in liquid, or pill form, I believe.

Here’s what I read about it:

“High doses of DXM can cause the inability to move arms or legs or to talk, slowed breathing, permanent brain damage, cerebral hemorrhages, stroke, and even death (from stopped breathing.) In addition, individuals risk hypothermia (exceptionally high fever), particularly if they use the drug in a hot environment or while physically exerting themselves—such as at a rave or danceclub.
x
x Other risks associated with DXM abuse include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, headache, numbness of fingers and toes, loss of consciousness, seizures, and even death. ”

Okay, but remember, crack cocaine can kill too but that doesn’t mean that everyone who takes a lot of it will die from it. There could be no side effects at all (other than the high I’m sure this person was trying to get)

If it gets too much, a persons body will usually try and throw it up, so I’d say if that happens, good. But with personal experience as a stupid kid, I know people who have suffered brain damage from long term heay use. Then again, I know people who are still alright. That’s not to say there was no damage. but it wasn’t noticable and they’re at least not dead.

This person shouldn’t be risking it though….But anyway here’s some more info for you:

Convicted felon shot to death in home invasion attempt is ID'd
Williams was convicted in 2004 by a federal jury of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was indicted in November … Read more on Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


What happens when you mix crack and booze?
Cocaethylene “intensifies cocaine's euphoric effects, while possibly increasing the risk of sudden death,” the center said, quoting U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse researchers. Cocaine and alcohol together increase “the heart rate three to five … Read more on Mississauga


Defendant who burned Garland store clerk to death feels like 'lowest scum'
Johnson said his problems with drugs began at an early age. He testified that he started smoking marijuana at age 7, dropped out of high school in 11th grade to sell drugs and became addicted to crack cocaine. He also said he suffered from depression … Read more on Dallas Morning News