Bromhexine 8 Berlin-Chemie instructions for use
Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Hemi dragee is a well-known remedy that has a slight antitussive and powerful expectorant, as well as mucolytic action. Significantly reduces the viscosity of sputum contained in the bronchi. The drug is designed to quickly improve the discharge of sputum and increase its volume. The effect of the application comes after 2 to 5 days. With parallel prescription of the drug with antibiotics, their concentration increases in the sputum secretions. After oral administration, Bromhexine is rapidly absorbed. The components of the drug do not accumulate in the human body. Bromhexin is able to penetrate into the milk of lactating women and into the placenta during pregnancy.
Release form and composition
Bromhexine 8 Berlin-Chemie is available in the form of dragees containing the active ingredient Bromhexine hydrochloride 8 mg. Blister contains 25 dragees. It is packed in a cardboard box that also has instructions for this drug. In addition to the active ingredient, it contains additional components that are represented by corn starch, lactose monohydrate, sucrose, glucose syrup, magnesium stearate, macrogol 6000, titanium dioxide, talc and some other auxiliary substances.
Indications for use
The drug should be prescribed for such painful conditions:
- diseases of the bronchi, as well as the lungs, which occur in both chronic and acute form;
- the formation of sputum in the bronchi, which has a hard-to-separate consistency and is poorly excreted from the body.
This drug should not be prescribed in the presence of these diseases:
- the presence of any hypersensitivity reactions to the main active ingredient or to any additional substance;
- breastfeeding period;
- state of pregnancy.
There are some limitations. Relative contraindications can be considered:
- diseases of the respiratory system in which there is excessive accumulation of bronchial secretions;
- peptic ulcers in the digestive tract;
- hepatic and renal diseases.
Dosing and Administration
In the form of Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie pills should be taken only after meals, while drinking them down with a sufficient amount of liquid. In pediatrics: children whose age does not exceed 6 years, as well as patients having a body weight of up to 50 kg, should take 4-8 mg of the drug Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie three times during the day. The daily dose in this case should be from 12 to 24 mg of bromhexine per day. Up to 6 years old it is better not to use the form of a dragee. Dosage for children of age group 6-14 years is recommended for 8 mg three times a day. Teenagers from the age of 14, as well as adults, should receive 1 or 2 tablets 3 times a day. The course of therapy must be set individually. It depends on the severity of the manifestations of the underlying disease and the observed effect on the therapy. Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie should not be consumed for more than 5 days without medical consultation. The dose should be reduced if the patient has a history of severe liver disease or malfunctioning of the kidneys.
Allergic manifestations of varying severity may occur: itching of the skin, accompanied by a rash (usually in the form of urticaria), feverish conditions, malfunction of the respiratory function, edema angioedema, sudden appearance of bronchospasm. Anaphylactic shock can be extremely rare. Sometimes the drug causes nausea and unexpressed epigastric pain, diarrhea, various dyspeptic manifestations. In the blood test may increase the activity of aminotransferases. In individual cases, the development of Lyell syndrome and Stevens-Johnson syndrome is possible.
In the appointment of Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie patients who have a history of diagnosis of peptic ulcers of the digestive tract or bleeding, increased caution is required. The sudden or gradual development of any changes in the skin requires the immediate cancellation of the chosen therapy with bromhexine. Also, special attention is paid to people with impaired motility of the bronchi, in which an increased amount of sputum of viscous consistency is formed. Reducing the dosage of Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie or increasing the intervals between taking the medication are needed for patients with kidney disease or liver damage. If you need a long course, it is important to periodically conduct laboratory monitoring of the biochemical parameters of the patient's blood. Bromhexine is contraindicated in patients with known fructose intolerance, malabsorption syndrome. In nursing women and women carrying a child, taking the drug is carried out strictly after the ratio of benefit - risk. Admission pills recommended from the age of 6 years. The tool does not affect the reaction rate when managing complex mechanisms.
The drug Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie, when used with medicamentous substances that have irritant properties to the mucous membranes of the stomach, enhances this effect. Combination with antitussives is not allowed due to the possible development of sputum stagnation in the bronchi due to the pronounced suppression of the cough reflex. When Bromhexine is combined with various antibiotics, they are more fully penetrated into the lung tissue.
Data overdose unknown. Such symptoms may indicate it: vomiting, metabolic acidosis, double vision. When treatment requires constant monitoring of the work of the heart, conducting therapy aimed at the most rapid relief from symptoms.
Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie analogues
Bromhexin 8 Berlin-Chemie has many analogues. This drug can be found under the name "Bromhexine" in different dosages, produced by various manufacturers. Also analogs are Solvin and Bronhogeks.
Terms and conditions of storage
Storage is allowed in a dry place that is well ventilated, at a temperature of 15 to 30 degrees. Term shelf life is 5 years.