This medicine contains the active ingredient bromhexine 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. Bromhexine 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 Bromhexine suitable for me?
Bromhexine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to bromhexine or to other ingredients of this medicine
- if you are pregnant, likely to get pregnant or are breast-feeding
- if you have a rare hereditary disease, which could be incompatible with any of the excipients of the medicine
- in children under 6 years of age
In particular, you must tell the doctor:
- if you or your child have or have had a stomach ulcer
- if difficulties with coughing last longer or are often repeated
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Bromhexine 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 Bromhexine?
This medicine is available in form of tablets, syrup and oral drops.
You should take bromhexine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet (8 mg) 3 times a day
Children from 6-12 years: ½ tablet (4 mg) three times a day
At the beginning of treatment, the daily dose for adult patients may be increased to 48 mg.
Solution 4 mg / 2 ml (4 ml = 60 drops)
Adults and children over 12 years: 4 ml (60 drops), 3 times a day
Children from 6-12 years: 2 mL (30 drops), 3 times a day
Children from 2-6 years: 20 drops, 3 times a day
Children under 2 years: 10 drops, 3 times a 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 Bromhexine side effects?
Like all medicines bromhexine can cause side effects, including:
- nausea, vomiting
- pain in the upper abdomen
- skin rash
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.