Bromhexine Syrup Instructions for Use
Bromhexine syrup refers to available drugs from wet cough. You can buy it without a doctor's prescription, but in some cases, medical advice is still necessary. This dosage form is the most acceptable and effective in treating cough in children. The main pharmacological properties of the drug will be discussed below.
Form of issue and composition
The composition of the syrup includes the active ingredient bromhexine hydrochloride. In terms of 100 ml of the drug it will be 80 mg. As additional, auxiliary substances, Bromhexin syrup contains:
- Propylene glycol;
- Non-crystallizing solution of sorbidol;
- Sodium benzoate;
- Flavor additive;
- Citric acid;
- Purified water.
The drug is dispensed in 100 ml vials, which can be packed in cardboard boxes and supplied with instructions.
Indications for use
Syrup Bromhexine is prescribed in the following diseases, which are characterized by the formation of a viscous secretion secretion:
- bronchial asthma;
- Chronic bronchitis with a broncho-obstructive component;
- Chronic pneumonia;
- Cystic fibrosis.
If a patient has a large amount of secretion with a simultaneous disorder in bronchomotorics, a secretory plug can form. Therefore, with the syndrome Kartagenera (characterized by congenital immobility cilia) Bromhexin not apply.
This medication is not prescribed for severe liver diseases, as well as for limited renal function.
Syrup Bromhexine for children under 2 years can only be used under the supervision of a doctor.
Dosing and Administration
You should know that a teaspoon of 5 ml of the drug contains 4 mg of the active ingredient - bromhexine hydrochloride.
Children under 6 years are prescribed 5 ml of syrup three times a day. Such an amount is 12 mg of active ingredient per day.
Children 6-14 years, as well as patients whose weight is less than 50 kg prescribed 10 ml of syrup three times a day. This is 24 mg of bromohexane hydrochloride.
Children over 14 years of age and adults are prescribed 10-20 ml of Bromhexine three times a day. This amount is 24 mg of active ingredient per day.
Patients with severe forms of renal or hepatic insufficiency should be reduced by a physician.
Duration of admission depends on the course of the disease and is established individually in each case.
The syrup is taken after a meal, washed down with a lot of liquid.
Usually Bromhexine syrup is well tolerated and patients are not bothered by any undesirable phenomena. However, in rare cases, manifestations of dyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, exacerbation of peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach, an increase in the level of hepatic trasaminases in the blood, allergic reactions, headache and dizziness are possible.
During the entire course of treatment with Bromhexine syrup, it is necessary to take a residual amount of liquid. Such a measure increases the expectorant properties of the active substance.
To facilitate the excretion of mucus from the bronchi, it is recommended that children do a vibrating chest massage or postural drainage.
Patients with gastric bleeding in the history and peptic ulcer disease should receive the drug under the supervision of a doctor.
Bromhexine hydrochloride penetrates into breast milk, so during lactation it can not be used. If such a measure is necessary, breastfeeding should be stopped and resumed after the course of treatment.
There is no information on the embryotoxic or teratogenic effect of the syrup Bromhexine on the fetus. Therefore, use this drug during pregnancy is not recommended.
There is no practical data on the negative effects of bromhexine hydrochloride on the ability to control machinery and vehicles.
Persons with bronchial asthma should be administered with caution.
Do not use syrup Bromhexin simultaneously with drugs blocking the cough center (codeine).
This drug is prescribed in a complex therapy in conjunction with herbal preparations containing essential oils (menthol, eucalyptus oil, peppermint, anise).
Terms and conditions of storage
The drug is stored at room temperature up to +25 ° C, in a place inaccessible to the sun, so that children can not reach it. Store Bromhexine 2 years from the date of manufacture, after which it can not be consumed.
Terms of leave from pharmacies
Bromhexine syrup can be purchased in the pharmacy network without a doctor's prescription.
The analogues of syrup Bromhexin include:
- Bromhexine grindex;
These preparations have the same properties as the above-described drug.
Bromhexine syrup 100 ml - 70-110 rub.