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ambroxol (R05CB06)

This medicine contains the active ingredient ambroxol which belongs to a group of medicines called mucolytic agents which are used in conditions where breathing is difficult because there are a lot of secretions (also referred to as mucus) in your air passages. Ambroxol facilitates expectoration and reduces cough. This medicine works by making your mucus thinner and increasing the secretion of mucus from the respiratory tract in acute and chronic diseases of the bronchi and lungs with disorders of excretion and transmission of mucus.[...]

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Product  Ppp  Price
FLAVAMED FORTE 30mg/5mL oral solution 100mL
$5.58 $5.58
FLAVAMED 30mg 20 tablets
$0.29 $5.81
FLAVAMED 15mg/5mL oral solution 100mL
$6.18 $6.18
FLAVAMED FORTE 60mg 10 effervescent tablets
$0.62 $6.19

Product information

This medicine contains the active ingredient ambroxol which belongs to a group of medicines called mucolytic agents which are used in conditions where breathing is difficult because there are a lot of secretions (also referred to as mucus) in your air passages. Ambroxol facilitates expectoration and reduces cough. This medicine works by making your mucus thinner and increasing the secretion of mucus from the respiratory tract in acute and chronic diseases of the bronchi and lungs with disorders of excretion and transmission of mucus.

Is Ambroxol suitable for me?

Ambroxol is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it

  • if you are allergic to ambroxol or to other ingredients of this medicine

In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:

  • have experienced very severe skin hypersensitivity reactions in the past (e.g., the Stevens-Johnson syndrome, the Lyell syndrome)
  • have intolerance to histamine
  • suffer from impaired kidney function or from a severe liver disease
  • suffer from a rare disease of the bronchial tubes with increased mucus formation (e.g. primary ciliary dyskinesia)
  • have a history of peptic ulcer disease
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

Ambroxol interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.

See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.

How should I take Ambroxol?

This medicine is available in form of tablets, effervescent tablets and oral solution.

You should take ambroxol exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Effervescent tablets:

Adolescents older than 12 years and adults

During the first 2 to 3 days, ½ effervescent tablets 3 times a day (or 30 mg of ambroxol hydrochloride 3 times), after that ½ effervescent tablet twice a day (or 30 mg of ambroxol hydrochloride twice). In adults and adolescents over 12 years, the daily dose may be increased to 1 tablet twice daily.

  • Tablets:

Adolescents older than 12 years and adults

During the first 2 to 3 days, 1 tablet 3 times a day (or 30 mg of ambroxol hydrochloride 3 times), after that 1 tablet twice a day (or 30 mg of ambroxol hydrochloride twice). In adults and adolescents over 12 years, the daily dose may be increased to 2 tablets twice daily.

  • Oral solution 30 mg/5 ml:

Adolescents above 12 years and adults

1 measuring spoon each with 5 ml of oral solution 3 times daily (equivalent to 3 times 30 mg ambroxol hydrochloride) during the first 2 to 3 days,  then 1 measuring spoon each with 5 ml of oral solution 2 times daily (equivalent to 2 times 30 mg ambroxol hydrochloride). The maximum daily dose is 3 measuring spoons (equivalent 90 mg ambroxol hydrochloride). Daily dose may be increased to 2 measuring spoons each with 5 ml of oral solution 2 times daily.

  • Oral solution 15 mg/5 ml:

Children from 2 - 5 years:

½ a measuring spoon each with 2.5 ml of oral solution 3 times daily (equivalent to 3 times 7.5 mg ambroxol hydrochloride = 22.5 mg ambroxol hydrochloride/day)

Children from 6 - 12 years:

1 measuring spoon each with 5 ml of oral solution 2 - 3 times daily (equivalent to 2 - 3 times 15 mg ambroxol hydrochloride = 30 - 45 mg ambroxol hydrochloride/day)

Adolescents from 12 years and adults:

1 measuring spoons each with 5 ml of oral solution 3 times daily (equivalent to 3 times 30 mg ambroxol hydrochloride = 90 mg ambroxol hydrochloride/day) during the first 2 to 3 day, then 2 measuring spoons each with 5 ml of oral solution 2 times daily (equivalent to 2 times 30 mg ambroxol hydrochloride = 60 mg ambroxol hydrochloride/day)

With the adult dosage, the daily dose can be increased to 4 measuring spoons each with 5 ml of oral solution 2 times daily (equivalent to 2 times 60 mg ambroxol hydrochloride = 120 mg ambroxol hydrochloride/day).

Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.

Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.

What are Ambroxol side effects?

Like all medicines ambroxol can cause side effects, including:        

  • nausea, stomachache, vomiting
  • hypersensitivity reactions as skin rash
  • swelling of the face (edema)
  • breathlessness                        
  • itching, fever

Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.