Bromhexine

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Bromhexine

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1.       TYPE OF DRUG- Bromhexine
Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent.

 

2.       INDICATIONS (USE)- Bromhexine
This medication is often used to treat cough with excessive phlegm and acute or chronic illnesses that affect the respiratory system or cause respiratory distress.

 

3.       MECHANISM OF ACTION (MOA)- Bromhexine
The mechanism of action is based on phlegm degradation thereby easing coughs.

 

4.       ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION- Bromhexine
Syrups and tablet.

 

5.       ONSET OF EFFECT OR ACTION- Bromhexine
30 minutes

 

6.      DOSAGE (DOSING INFORMATION)- Bromhexine
Adults: 8 – 16mg taken 3 – 4 times daily.

Children aged 5 – 10 years: 4mg taken 4 times daily.

Children under 5 years: 4mg taken twice daily.

7.       HALF LIFE (DURATION OF ACTION)- Bromhexine
12 hours

 

8.       ADVERSE EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS – Bromhexine
Gastrointestinal side effects may occur occasionally with bromhexine and a transient rise in serum aminotransferase values has been reported. Other reported adverse effects include headache, vertigo (dizziness), sweating and allergic reactions.

 

9.       CONTRAINDICATIONS – Bromhexine
Bromhexine is contraindicated for use in patients with known hypersensitivity or idiosyncratic reaction to bromhexine hydrochloride (or any of the other ingredients in the product).

 

10.   DRUG INTERACTIONS – Bromhexine
over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Bromhexine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

 

11.     EXCRETION- Bromhexine
About 85 to 90% of a dose is excreted in the urine.

 

 

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