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					                                 Cough Medicine

Cough medicine is mainly used as a cough suppressant. Some cough medicines
contain addictive opiates, such as codeine. As it is cheap and easy to buy without
medical prescription, cough medicine is often abused by people seeking for a feeling
of euphoria.


Street Names

"Robo", "DXM"


What It Looks Like

Usually in syrup form.


Effects and Dangers
     memory loss
    confusion
    heart problems
    reduced breathing rate
    cold sweats
    headaches
    brain damage
    intoxication and drug induced mental disorders


Special Dangers

Many abusers underestimate the addictiveness of cough medicine and gradually
increasing the dosages, thus increasing the risks. Young people often turn to heroin
to satisfy their craving for cough mixtures.


Legal Aspect

Some cough medicines contain Part I poisons such as codeine and dextromethorphan,
which are controlled under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance. It is an offence to
illegally possess a Part I poison.

				
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