One of the negative things that drugs can do to us is none other than its addictive side effects. Because of this, many people are now using a lot of medications, not to therapeutically treat them from a certain illness or disease but just for the sake of experiencing its side effects. A perfect example of this is none other than robotripping. What is robotripping and what are the different robotripping side effects?
Robotripping is an act that refers to the use of high doses of cough syrups or any medications that contain DXM or dextromethorphan. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA, more and more people are now becoming addicted to effects of this drug component. What is even more alarming is that 50 percent of the said population of DXM users belongs to the adolescent or teen age group with ages that range from 12 to 20. This robotripping term has been derived from the word Robitussin, which is a common cough and cold remedy in syrup form. Other cough remedies such as NyQuil and Vicks are being used recreationally, which is a hundred times more potent that the suggested dose. Because of this, many people tend to experience a lot of side effect such as nausea, dizziness and severe headaches. Some people who have experienced robotripping have narrated the severity of nausea that it is already hard for the body to stand up. Other side effects of robotripping includes distortions of color and sound with the presence of visual hallucinations, out of body sensations, loss of motor control, slurred speech, blurred vision, abdominal pain and impaired physical coordination. Some may also experience increase in heart rate, drowsiness, numbness of the fingers as the toes as well as disorientation.
This situation is also related to the fact that most cough syrups are considered to be OTC medication or over the counter drugs. This means that buyers do not need prescriptions from doctors in order to buy these cough remedies. Because of this, more and more people can gain access to such medication without any limitation. Although the FDA or Food and Drug Administration has already concluded that DXM poses no serious complication to the body, this drug component can still be very harmful when drank more than the required dose. The over use of these drugs has also been linked to several side effects such as puking, loss of consciousness, delirium and even hypertension.
These are just some of the side effects of robotripping in our health. As we can see, robotripping can definitely bring satisfaction to many people. However, this kind of satisfaction is only temporary and this is something that is not comparable to the long lasting negative side effects of what constant robotripping can do to our body.