Bromhexine tablets instructions for use
Bromhexine tablets refer to drugs that are prescribed with a damp cough. The good ability of this agent to dilute phlegm has made it popular both among doctors and among patients. Below, the instructions for the use of Bromhexine will be considered in more detail.
Form of issue and composition
The composition of Bromhexine tablets includes 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 packed in blisters of 10 pieces. Two, three blisters are packed in cardboard packs 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 period, children under 6 years of age, as well as hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
It is undesirable to use the described drug for duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer, impaired liver and kidney activity, lower respiratory tract diseases in combination with a large amount of liquid sputum.
Dosing and Administration
Children over 10 years and adults are prescribed 1 tablet 3-4 times a day.
Children from 6 to 10 years are prescribed by sex pill or one tablet three times a day.
If necessary, the doctor can increase the dosage to two tablets three times a day for adults and two tablets twice a day for children.
Therapeutic effect comes after 4-6 days after the start of treatment.
Usually, Bromhexine tablets are well tolerated. However, in rare cases, there may be some undesirable effects:
- Pain in the stomach;
- Dyspeptic disorders;
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach;
- Increased activity of aminotransferases in the blood;
- Increased sweating;
- Increased cough;
- A breathing disorder;
- Skin rashes;
- Urticaria ;
- Lyell's syndrome;
- anaphylactic shock;
- Anaphylactic reactions;
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
If a patient has a history of gastric bleeding or stomach ulcers, Bromhexine tablets should be administered under the strict supervision of the attending physician. Persons with bronchial asthma should take this medication with caution.
In no case can not simultaneously prescribe Bromhexine tablets and antitussives that 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 (e.g., eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, anise oil, menthol).
Terms and conditions of storage
Tablets should be stored in an inaccessible place for children, at room temperature and normal humidity. Do not place tablets on open sunlight. The drug is suitable for 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Terms of leave from pharmacies
Bromhexine tablets are sold from the pharmacy network without a doctor's prescription.
Among the analogues of Bromhexine, which have exactly the same composition, the following are distinguished:
- Bromhexine Berlin-Chemie;
- Bromhexine MS;
- Bromhexine Grindex;
- Bromhexine Nycomed;
Among the analogues having the same properties as the described preparation, Ambroxol, Acetylcysteine, Fluiditech, ACC and others are isolated.
Bromhexine tablets price
Bromhexine tablets 8mg, 20 pieces - 20-30 rubles.
Bromhexine tablets 4 mg, 50 pieces - 45-65 rub.