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Amoxicillin and Bromhexine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Mar 10, 2011
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Information about Amoxicillin and Bromhexine

Generic Name : Amoxicillin and Bromhexine
Latest prescription information about Amoxicillin and Bromhexine. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Amoxicillin and Bromhexine

India- Aeromox Cap, Amexine Cap, Bromolin Cap, Bromolin Dispertab, Bromolin Dry Syr, Bromolin Ru-Syr, Edomox-B Cap, Heximox Cap, Himox-B Tab, Lamoxy Bx Cap, Monamox-250 Br Cap, Monamox-Br Cap, Monamox-Br Dry Syr, Moxbro Cap, Moxbro Dispertab, Moxbro Kid-Tab, Moxbro Syr, Moxind Br Cap, Mycocin Cap, Mycocin Dry Syr, Otymox Tab, Oxybro Tab, Pd-Mox 250/500 Plus Cap, Respimox Cap, Respimox Dry Syr, Rtmox Cap, Rtmox Kid-Tab, Symoxyl-Br Cap, Symoxyl-Br Susp, Trimox-Bx Cap.
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Why is Amoxicillin and Bromhexine Prescribed? (Indications)

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. 
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When should Amoxicillin and Bromhexine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with history of penicillin allergy and lactation.

What is the dosage of Amoxicillin and Bromhexine?

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.

How should Amoxicillin and Bromhexine be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amoxicillin and Bromhexine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney diseases, peptic ulcer, infectious mononucleosis, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

What are the side effects of Amoxicillin and Bromhexine?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Amoxicillin and Bromhexine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amoxicillin and Bromhexine?

Store it at room temperature.



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