dextromethorphan for pain

Some oncologists are prescribing dextromethorphan forpain...to enhance the analgesic effect of opioids such as morphine.

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

Specialists are combining equal doses of dextromethorphan andmorphine...for example, 30 mg of DM and 30 mg of morphine.

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