From Drugs Prescribing Information
 BRAND NAMES
- International: Bisolvon
 MECHANISM OF ACTION
Bromhexine is a mucolytic. It helps clearing the chest by reducing the viscosity of the mucus and by activating the the ciliated epithelium.
- Common cold, influenza, infections of the respiratory tract or in other conditions associated with abnormal mucus secretion and impaired mucus transport.
- Adults and Children over 12 years: 16 mg three times a day.
- Children 6 - 11 years: 8 mg three times a day
- Children 2 - 5 years: 4 mg two times a day
- Hypersensitivity to Bromhexine
- Children under 2 years of age as there is a risk of worsening the airway congestion.
 PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
- The use of Bromhexine during the first trimester of pregnancy is not recommended.
- Bromhexine is expected to enter the breast milk. It is not recommended to be taken by women who are breastfeeding.
 SIDE EFFECTS
- Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people): Nausea and vomiting, upper abdominal pain and diarrhea
- Rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 people): Allergic reactions, skin rash
 RELATED LINKS
|Antitussives / Cough|
|Cough suppressants||Benzonatate • Butamirate • Codeine • Dextromethorphan • Dihydrocodeine • Dropropizine • Levocloperastine • Levodropropizine • Nepinalone • Oxolamine|
|Mucolytics||Acetylcysteine • Ambroxol (Oral) • Bromhexine • Carbocisteine • Erdosteine • Guaifenesin • Neltenexine|