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10 over-the-counter medicines abused by teens adult misuse of cold


Pseudoephedrine, a nasal decongestant found in many OTC cold These medicines are often misused in combination with other drugs, such.

Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines are safe and effective when they're used as directed. But taking too much of them -- on.

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines. But some people extract DXM from cough syrup and make it into a powder or capsule of "pure" DXM. Dextromethorphan-containing products — tablets, capsules, gel caps, lozenges, and.

Chugging cough medicine for an instant high isn't a new practice for teens, who have raided the medicine cabinet for a quick, cheap, and legal high for decades.

If adolescents'/young adults' group values involve prescription drug use, . Note that cough and cold syrup and pills misuse (9%, N = 42) were.