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Brocodex Syrup

Manufactured byConcept Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsGuaifenesin (50 mg/5 ml) + Terbutaline (1.25 mg/5 ml) + Bromhexine (4 mg/5 ml)
Description

Brocodex Syrup is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by bronchospasm in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Brocodex Syrup

Broncorex Expectorant
Pfizer Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Brocodex Syrup

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Skin Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sweating
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tingling
  • Palpitations
  • Chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Itching
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Brocodex Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchospasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to guaifenesin, terbutaline, bromhexine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Cough suppressants

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients taking cough suppressants since they have opposite effects. Coadministration of these medicines may result in severe adverse effects and worsen the patient's condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, a shakiness of arms and legs, muscle stiffness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastric ulceration or any other gastrointestinal disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney function impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of renal diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate patient education, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function, vital signs, and/or electrolyte levels may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid hormone levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Propranolol

Furosemide

Antibiotics

Clozapine

Carvedilol

Amiodarone

Labetalol

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include increased heart rate, alterations in blood pressure, palpitations, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of alterations in blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorders due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from electrolyte disturbances due to the increased risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia). Report any symptoms such as shortness of breath, muscle weakness, changes in heart rate, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesired side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Guaifenesin works by reducing the thickness of mucus in the air passages; this makes it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. Terbutaline works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. Bromhexine works by thinning the mucus in the airway and promoting mucus clearance.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Expectorants, Adrenergic bronchodilators, Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

Guaifenesin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 26 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00874

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.59.pdf

Terbutaline [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/terbutaline#section=Pharmacology-and-Biochemistry

[Internet]. Tga.gov.au. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/otc-medicine-monograph-bromhexine-hydrochloride.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 Dec 2018

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