dextromethorphan for pain

You'll see some patients take dextromethorphan for pain.

It's NOT very effective by itself...but it increases and prolongs the analgesic effect of opioids such asmorphine.

Dextromethorphan blocks NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors that increase sensitivity to pain.

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