Bromhexine tablets are drugs that are prescribed for a wet cough. The good ability of this remedy to thin the sputum has made it popular among both doctors and patients. Below will be discussed in more detail instructions for use of Bromhexine.
Release form and composition
Bromhexine tablets contain 8 mg of bromhexine hydrochloride, which is the active substance and is responsible for all the pharmacological properties of the drug. In addition to it, there are also auxiliary components:
- potato starch;
- calcium stearate;
Tablets are packaged in blisters of 10 pieces. Two, three blisters packed in cardboard boxes and supplied with instructions.
Indications for use
This drug is prescribed for diseases of the upper respiratory tract, which are characterized by the formation of viscous sputum:
- cystic fibrosis;
- chronic pneumonia;
- bronchial asthma;
- chronic bronchitis with a broncho-obstructive component.
Contraindications to the appointment of Bromhexine tablets include pregnancy (especially the first trimester), lactation, children up to 6 years of age, as well as hypersensitivity to the drug.
It is undesirable to use the described drug in case of duodenal ulcer and stomach, impaired liver and kidney activity, diseases of the lower respiratory tract in combination with a large amount of liquid sputum.
Dosing and Administration
Children over 10 years old and adults are prescribed 1 tablet 3-4 times a day.
Children from 6 to 10 years old appoint half a tablet or one tablet three times a day.
If necessary, the doctor may increase the dosage to two tablets three times a day for adults and two tablets twice a day for children.
The therapeutic effect occurs 4-6 days after the start of treatment.
Bromhexine tablets are usually well tolerated. However, in rare cases, some undesirable effects may occur:
- stomach pains;
- dyspeptic disorders;
- aggravation of duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer;
- increased activity of aminotransferases in the blood;
- increased sweating;
- cough aggravation;
- respiratory distress;
- skin rashes;
- Lyell’s syndrome;
- anaphylactic shock;
- anaphylactic reactions;
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
If a patient has a history of gastric bleeding or gastric ulcer Bromhexine tablets should be used under the strict supervision of the attending physician. Persons with bronchial asthma should use the drug with caution.
In no case can not simultaneously appoint tablets Bromhexin and antitussives, which block the cough center (for example, codeine).
This drug is not compatible with alkaline solutions.
The above tablets can be combined with herbal preparations containing essential oils (for example, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, anise oil, menthol).
Terms and conditions of storage
Tablets should be kept out of reach of children, at room temperature and normal humidity. Do not put tablets on the open sunlight. The drug is valid for 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Pharmacy sales terms
Bromhexine tablets are sold from the pharmacy network without a doctor’s prescription.
Among the Bromhexine analogues, which have exactly the same composition, the following are distinguished:
- Bromhexin Berlin-Hemi;
- Bromhexin MS;
- Bromhexin Grindeks;
- Bromhexine Nycomed;
Ambroxol, Acetylcysteine, Fluditec, ACC, and others are distinguished among the analogues with the same properties as the described preparation.
Bromhexine tablets Price
Bromhexine tablets 8 mg, 20 pcs – 20-30 rubles.
Bromhexine tablets 4 mg, 50 pcs – 45-65 rubles.