Bromhexine

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[edit] STRUCTURE

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[edit] 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.

[edit] INDICATIONS

  • Common cold, influenza, infections of the respiratory tract or in other conditions associated with abnormal mucus secretion and impaired mucus transport.

[edit] DOSAGE

  • 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

[edit] CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Hypersensitivity to Bromhexine
  • Children under 2 years of age as there is a risk of worsening the airway congestion.

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[edit] INTERACTIONS

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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

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Antitussives / Cough
Cough suppressants Benzonatate   Butamirate   Codeine   Dextromethorphan   Dihydrocodeine   Dropropizine   Levocloperastine   Levodropropizine   Nepinalone   Oxolamine
Mucolytics Acetylcysteine   Ambroxol (Oral)   Bromhexine   Carbocisteine   Erdosteine   Guaifenesin   Neltenexine