This combination medication contains penicillin antibiotic and mucolytic agent. It is prescribed for upper and lower respiratory tract infections such as bacterial pneumonia, lung abscess, acute and chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, lung abscess, bronchiectasis and diseases like bronchial asthma and obstructive airway disease whose course is complicated by infections.
Contraindicated in patients with history of penicillin allergy and lactation.
Adult: PO- Each capsule contains amoxicillin 250 mg and bromhexine 8 mg: 1-2 capsule 8 hourly, up to 48 hours.
Liquid 5 ml contains amoxicillin 125 mg and bromhexine 4 mg. Over 5 years: 10ml 8 hourly. Under 5 years: 2.5-5ml 8 hourly. Duration as for adults.
It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney diseases, peptic ulcer, infectious mononucleosis, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Most Common :
Headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal fullness, diarrhea and black hairy tongue.
• Skin : Rash, hives and severe allergic reactions.
• Blood : Increased eosinophilia, anemia and decrease in platelets.
• Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis, pseudomembranous colitis, acute cytoloytic hepatitis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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