Are You Sure??

July 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

Are you SURE this is the med you were prescribed?? If so, your neurologist knows something that others don’t. This drug is a combination of Dextromethorphan and Quinidine and, according to the web, is prescribed for “episodes of pseudobulbar affect (PBA)—sudden, involuntary outbursts of crying or laughing throughout the day”. There is nothing on the web to indicate that this medication has even an “off-label” use for pain.

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, used in Robitussin and other cough medicines, and Quinidine is an anti-malarial drug. AM’s are often used for inflammation…I’m currently on Placquenil, which is Hydroxychloroquine, another medication originally used for Malaria, but now a common “Entry-level drug” for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hence, the reason for my question. I can’t find anything on the web indicating this is used as a pain medication. Interesting…