Dextromethorphan is a generic, over-the-counter (OTC) drug that’s used for cough relief in adults and some children. It’s available as the brand-name drug Delsym. It comes as an oral liquid-filled capsule or extended-release liquid suspension.

As with all medications, the cost of dextromethorphan can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include the quantity you purchase and the pharmacy you use.

To find out what the cost of dextromethorphan will be for you, check the price at your local pharmacy. If you have questions about how to take dextromethorphan, talk with your pharmacist.

Dextromethorphan is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Dextromethorphan is available as the brand-name drug Delsym.

To find out how the cost of this brand-name drug compares with the cost of dextromethorphan, call your local pharmacy or check the price on the shelf.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and dextromethorphan.

Do dextromethorphan oral capsules cost less than the oral syrup form of the drug?

It’s possible. What you’ll pay for dextromethorphan capsules versus oral syrup depends on various factors, such as:

  • where you purchase the medication
  • the amount of medication you purchase
  • any coupons you may use

What is the cost of dextromethorphan without insurance?

Dextromethorphan is available to purchase OTC, and insurance typically does not cover OTC medications. Your cost of dextromethorphan depends on the amount you buy and where you choose to purchase it.

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication, check with your local pharmacy. You may want to contact several stores to compare their prices for dextromethorphan.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and dextromethorphan, you may still have some questions. Talk with your pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to dextromethorphan.

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