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Bromhexine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Bromhexine

Generic Name : Bromhexine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Bromhexine are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Mucolytic Agents

Overview of Bromhexine

Bromhexine is a mucolytic and mucokinetic agent used to break down the thick mucus in the respiratory tract thereby facilitating their expectoration.

Why is Bromhexine Prescribed? (Indications)

Bromhexine is prescribed to loosen or thin down the mucus secretions that can plug the airways. The medication promotes the expulsion of the bronchial secretions by making it easier to clear the phlegm from the respiratory tract.
It is recommended only for patients with a productive cough.
Bromhexine is generally used in conjunction with the antibiotic therapy for treating cough associated with bronchitis, COPD or cystic fibrosis


When should Bromhexine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Bromhexine should not be taken in the following conditions :
Peptic ulcer
Severe hepatic impairment
Severe renal impairment

What is the dosage of Bromhexine?

The recommended dose range of Bromhexine for adults is 8mg to be taken three times daily.
The maximum adult dose is 16mg three times daily.
Children from 2 years to 10 years of age should take 4mg thrice a day.

How should Bromhexine be taken?

Bromhexine comes in the form of tablet or syrup and is to be taken orally with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bromhexine?

In case of overdose contact your physician immediately.
Not recommended for children below two years of age.

What are the side effects of Bromhexine?

  Nose - Rhinorrhea
  Eyes Lacrimation
  GI Tract - Gastric irritation
  Allergies - Hypersensitivity, skin rashes
  Others - Headache, dizziness and sweating

What are the other precautions for Bromhexine?

Not to be used in dry coughs.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the Drug Interactions of Bromhexine?

Not known.

What are the storage conditions for Bromhexine?

Store the medicine in a tightly closed container at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of children. Protect from excess heat, light and moisture.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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