Bromhexine Syrup Instructions for Use
Syrup Bromhexine refers to the available drugs from wet cough. You can buy it without a doctor's prescription, but in some cases, medical advice is still needed. This dosage form refers to the most acceptable and effective treatment for 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 syrup Bromhexin 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 for the following diseases, which are characterized by the formation of a viscous secretion secretion:
- bronchial asthma;
- chronic bronchitis with 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 old, 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 eating, squeezed with plenty of liquid.
Normally, Bromhexine syrup is well tolerated and patients are not bothered by any undesirable phenomena. However, in rare cases, possible manifestations of dyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, exacerbation of peptic ulcer and stomach, increased levels of hepatic trasaminases in the blood, allergic reactions, headache and dizziness.
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 removal of mucus from the bronchi, children are advised to perform a vibratory chest massage or postural drainage.
Patients with a history of gastric bleeding and a stomach 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 mechanisms and vehicles.
Persons with bronchial asthma should be prescribed 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 sunlight, so that children can not reach it. Store Bromhexine 2 years from the date of manufacture, after which it can not be consumed.
Conditions 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 drugs have the same properties as the above-described drug.
Bromhexine syrup 100 ml - 70-110 rub.