Bromhexine is a mucolytic and mucokinetic agent used to break down the thick mucus in the respiratory tract thereby facilitating their expectoration.
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.
Bromhexine should not be taken in the following conditions :
• Peptic ulcer
• Severe hepatic impairment
• Severe renal impairment
• 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.
• Bromhexine comes in the form of tablet or syrup and is to be taken orally with food.
• Nose - Rhinorrhea
• Eyes – Lacrimation
• GI Tract - Gastric irritation
• Allergies - Hypersensitivity, skin rashes
• Others - Headache, dizziness and sweating
• Not to be used in dry coughs.
• Avoid excess dosage.
• Store the medicine in a tightly closed container at room temperature.
• Keep out of reach of children. Protect from excess heat, light and moisture.