Delsym is an American brand of over-the-counter cough medicine owned by Reckitt Benckiser. It is different from most brands of cough medicine as the active ingredient is “time released”. The time release allows for the drug to suppress coughing for a longer period of time without taking more. The idea for this method is similar to Tussionex (also known as Yellow Syrup, Hycodan, among others), a Schedule-III narcotic cough syrup, containing Hydrocodone Polistirex and either Chlorpheniramine or Atropine as aids/deterrants.

The active ingredient per teaspoon (5 ml) is dextromethorphan polistirex, equivalent to Dextromethorphan HBr 30mg.

The active ingredient, dextromethorphan (converts to Dextrorphan), is surrounded by an edible plastic called polistirex. 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 polistirex is dissolved sufficiently, more dextromethorphan is released.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delsym

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