List of DXM-Containing Medicines Email: Nine/SedahDrol
The DXM FAQ: http://www.frognet.net/dxm


This is a list of cough medicines that contain only DXM as the active ingredient. These medicines are safe for recreational DXM use (with the slight exception of Delsym).

A Note about this section

I have been asked why I include this section on this website. My intent is to assure that people use the right kind of cough syrup, if they decide to use DXM recreationally. I want to make sure no one is stupid enough to drink a whole bottle of NyQuil or other acetaminophen-containing cough syrup. If someone foolishly decides to not read anything about DXM, I at least hope they go to this section and select one of the preparations below.

My intent is not to make it easy for any teenager to find DXM containing syrups easier. Unfortunately, this section incorperates both aspects. While a section like this does make it easier to get DXM, it also makes it safer. At least, with a section like this, a person won't buy the wrong cough medicine and hurt him/herself.

Also note that none makers of the products mentioned below condone the use of their products contrary to labeled directions. They can not be held liable for your actions. I am no way affiliated with the makers of these products, nor are they affiliated with me or The Third Plateau.

I do have something to say to the makers of these preparations, though. The basic fact is that people will drink cough syrup to get high as long as it contains DXM and no other harmful ingredients. I understand that using a company logo on this page might be in some infringement with copyright issues. If asked to take any of these pictures down, I will be forced to do so. I urge the makers of these medicines to think, however, that taking these pictures down might endager someone's life. If people are going to use DXM syrups recreationally, they might as well know exactly what they should use and what they should not use.





Click on the images below for a larger version. A big thanks to m3mb3r for scanning most of these images. Also thanks to the people at Buckley's for their cooperation.



Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough

Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough

15 mgs per teaspoon
88.5 mgs per ounce

Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough (Robo Max) is the most popular cough medicine in the recreational DXM community. It is the standard medicine for use. The medicine comes in 4 ounce and 8 ounce bottles. A 4 ounce bottle contains 354 milligrams of DXM. An 8 ounce bottle contains 708 milligrams of DXM.



Robitussin Honey Cough Formula

Robitussin Honey Cough Formula

10 mgs per teaspoon
59 mgs per ounce

Some say Robitussin Honey Cough Tastes good. Some say it tastes bad. The advantage to this syrup is that it is yet another DXM-only syrup, and it has a bit of a honey taste. The disadvantage is that the syrup is VERY thick...thick like honey, and that it doesn't contain as much DXM as Robitussin Max or the generic equivilants. Chugging a bottle of this stuff probably isn't all that fun, due to the thickness. One bottle contains as much DXM as Vicks 44 Cough Relief (230 mg).



Vicks 44 Cough Relief

Vicks 44 Cough Relief

10 mgs per teaspoon
59 mgs per ounce

Vicks 44 Cough Relief is another popular medicine for DXMers. It tastes marginally better than most of the other syrups out there, especially Robo Max. Unfortunately it contains less DXM per ounce and is thicker than most of the other brands, so people tend to prefer Robo Max. A 4 ounce bottle contains 230 mgs of DXM.



Sucrets 4-Hour Lozenges

Sucrets 4-Hour Lozenges

Thanks to vladimir for the scan!


15 mgs of DXM per lozenge
20 lozenges per bag
300 mgs of DXM per bag

Sucrets 4-Hour Lozenges are a new form of DXM-containing cough medicines. They come in cherry and eucalyptis flavors, but cherry is much palletable. Each lozenge is individually wrapped, and I must say that these are the most convinient DXM-containing medicines. The only problem is that to get a particularly strong trip, one must eat over 20 of these lozenges, which is not an easy task. After a while, the taste of them, alone, could cause nausea! There is a method to extract the DXM from these lozenges which is really convinient, since you get more DXM for your money in lozenges, as opposed to cough medicine. Plus, the extraction method is much easier than the extraction method used for cough syrups. You can find this method at The DXM Knowledge Base.

Also note that it has increasingly become harder for people to find Sucrets lozenges as drugstores and grocery stores. They also seem to only be available in certain sections of the country. I've seen them at Walgreens, and most people agree that Walgreens is one of the few drugstore chains that sells them. They used to be located near the other lozenges in the OTC medicine section, but now they have moved to the candy aisle, near the other non-DXM containing throat lozenges. Good luck finding them!



Drixoral Cough Liquicaps

Drixoral Cough Liquicaps

Thanks to ReAPeR for the scan!


They don't sell these anymore. These used to be the ULTIMATE source of DXM back in 1996 and half of 1997. Drixoral Cough came in 10-packs of gelcaps with each cap containing 30 mgs of DXM as the only active ingredient. These were the cheapest and easiest form of DXM ingestion. It's no wonder why Schering-Plough, the makers of Drixoral Cough, took it off the market. They cited "poor sales" as the reason for doing so, but the opposite was more likely the case. Your chances of finding these are slim to none, though it may not hurt to try.



Delsym 12-hour Cough Relief

Delsym 12-hour Cough Relief

15 mgs of DXM Polystirex per teaspoon (equal to 30 mgs of DXM HBr)
88.5 of DXM Polystirex per teaspoon (equal to 177 mgs of DXM HBr)

Delsym 12-hour Cough Relief is an extended release syrup. This means that the DXM isn't absorbed right away, rather it breaks down in the stomach under time. The DXM is coated with a special edible plastic called "polystirex". Because of the extended release of the DXM, it tends to build up in the system, which can be harmful in large doses. Most would recommend that one doesn't do this syrup recreationally, and I agree. It doubles one's chances for Olney's Lesions and is 2 times harder on your body than regular DXM. Delsym Cough comes in 3 ounce bottles. Each bottle contains 265.5 milligrams of DXM Polystirex (equal to 531 milligrams of DXM HBr).



CVS Tussin Maximum Strength Cough

CVS Tussin Maximum Strength Cough

15 mgs per teaspoon
88.5 mgs per ounce

CVS Tussin Maximum Strength Cough is a generic syrup found in CVS drugstores. It is equivalent to Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, but is generic, therefore cheaper. One advantage generic syrups have over their name-brand counterpart is that they're usually less thick and easier to get down. CVS contains 354 mgs per 4 ounce bottle and 708 mgs per 8 ounce bottle.



Life Clear Cough Syrup DM

Life Clear Cough Syrup DM

15 mgs per teaspoon
88.5 mgs per ounce

Life Cough Syrup is a clear Canadian cough syrup. The main advantage of Life syrup is that, compared to other syrups, it tastes good. It has a grape flavor and almost tastes pleasant. The disadvantage is that the syrup is thicker than most other syrups and is consequently harder to get down. Unfortunately, this syrup isn't sold in America, probably because it would be abused more than Robitussin has been because of its pleasant taste.



Buckley's Mixture

Buckley's Mixture

12.5 mgs per teaspoon
71.9 mgs per ounce

Buckley's Mixture contains less DXM than the Robo Max and CVS syrups, yet more than Vicks44 Cough. A four ounce bottle contains 287.5 milligrams of DXM.





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