|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|
|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|
|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.