What is Coricidin Cough & Cold?
Coricidin Cough & Cold is a (huhu) cough & cold medication.
It looks like this:
Many people take Coricidin Cough & Cold (also known as CCCs, or triple-Cs) in order to have a Dextromethorphan (DXM) trip. This is because they're relatively easy to take, in comparison to drinking a bottle of Robotussin. However, CCCs are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
Well, why are CCCs dangerous then?
Here's a list of the active ingredients in CCCs, as listed by their website:
That bright red part is the part that's going to get you. An excellent rule to follow, if you choose to dex, is to only select products that contain ONLY dextromethorphan hydrobromide.Originally Posted by Manufacturer
Chlorpheniramine Maleate is particularly bad for you in high doses.
Chlorpheniramine Maleate? What the fuck is that?
Here's an excellent page on CPM. For those who think this is too long to read, in a nutshell, it's an ingredient to clear up that runny nose when you have a cold.
Here's what it does in large doses though:
That doesn't sound pleasant. Here's a list of trip reports that also didn't find the effects pleasant:Originally Posted by Erowid
And here's one of the best ones detailing a trip to the ER with the consumption of charcoal and all of that fun stuff:
And here's a list of news reports detailing deaths from CPM overdoses:
TL;DR? Coricidin Cough and Cold IS BAD FOR YOU and POTENTIALLY LETHAL. The DXM-hbr only stuff is located right next to it on the counter. The easy to swallow candy-coating is of little consequence if you're chugging charcoal. Or dying.