Delsym is an American brand of OTC cough medicine. It is different from most brands of cough medicine as the active ingredient is "time released." The time release allows for the drug to supress coughs (or reality) for a longer period of time without taking more. more...
The active ingredient per teaspoon (5 ml) is Dextromethorphan polistrex, equivlent to Dextromethorphan 30mg.
Method of Action
The active ingredient, Dextromethorphan, is surrounded by an edible plastic called polistrex. When the Delsym arrives in the stomach, an amount of Dextromethorphan is directly released into the blood stream while the rest is surrounded by a plastic that is slowly dissolved by stomach acid. After the polistrex is dissolved sufficently, more dextromethorphan is released.
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