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What does the "DM" in a cough medicine mean?

Related Topics: Cough, Drug

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Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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"DM" refers to one of the ingredients on the cough medicine. It stands for dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant often used to quiet a dry, annoying cough.

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