Delsym is a brand of over-the-counter (OTC) cough relief products containing the active ingredient Dextromethorphan, an NMDA-receptor based cough suppressant. It is sometimes used recreationally for its dissociative and slightly psychedelic effects. It differs from other OTC cough relief products containing Dextromethorphan (usually as the hydrobromide salt) in using a time-release formula, Dextromethorphan polistirex, which provides relief for up to a claimed 12 hours.
I would like to make this occasion to provide a comment on what is currently the number one entry for Delsym, whether or not it gets published or voted up or whatever it is that gets done to things on this stupid website:
why is this shitload of misinformation the #1 entry? most maximum strength cough syrups have roughly 354mg of DXM in them, including Delsym 12. it has 30mg per 5mL volume, and a typical bottle is 4–6 fl oz (6 fl oz -> 177mL).
Delsym 12 is very arguably the "best" syrup to get "fucked up on." it is actually a time-release formula which may or not be preferable depending upon your intentions. it may be conducive to a longer "trip," but in some this is not desired, and it also may reduce the overall intensity of the effects, as a trade-off.
there is no difference in ingredients between ANY bottle of Delsym—the only difference is in volume and dosage information. all Delsym 12 products contain, in 5mL volume, Dextromethorphan polistirex (30mg Dextromethorphan hydrobromide equivalent).
it is not good advice to suppress your body's request for vomiting. in many people, puking is actually resultant in a "harder trip." it is also nearly impossible, in my personal experience with this drug, to keep oneself from vomiting at any rate; just you try it (some may have a higher sensitivity than others).
the drug is absolutely not, or has not been proven to be, physically addictive. it can be psychologically addictive in certain persons, indeed, but this distinction needs be made. I have not taken PCP, so I cannot compare, but PCP is, I know, a much harder drug, and from the accounts of experienced drug users, and particularly those experienced with dissociatives, it would appear that PCP is a much, much stronger drug (per mass) than Dextromethorphan in any form; the effects also do not seem to be incredibly comparable with PCP. it is, however, possible for DXM to register on a PCP drug test, since the two are closely related, chemically.
I would agree with the imploration against eating before experimenting with DXM, as well. not only will this, in many cases, prevent the drug from coming on as hard, but it can also make you really, really sick, if you take DXM on a full stomach; this is not a good idea at all, and it is not much fun (I can assure you).
side note: "actual drug?" haha. that definition was almost certainly written by a fucking 11 year old. this site is fucking retarded; it won't even allow me to post comments longer than 300 characters on definitions. what the _FUCK_ can I say in 300 characters? if I cannot in the next five minutes delete my account, please, someone, have my account deleted for me.
I would also like to add that, upon attempting to post this definition, the shitty, intrusive, and retarded "confirmation" e-mail sent by your horribly misconfigured mail servers was blocked by my erstwhile properly configured Postfix implementation, which I had to modify just for the sake of disseminating informed materials in the pursuit of combating stupidity. fuck you.
I have a cough, and it's totally driving me crazy. I am going to get some medicine to use for myself so that I will stop having said cough. Perhaps I will buy Delsym 12 cough syrup to achieve this end.
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