Bromhexine 8 mg Tablet

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Description

Bromhexine 8 mg Tablet is a mucolytic agent which reduces the thickness of sputum. It is used to treat conditions with abnormal mucus secretion such as a common cold, infections of the respiratory tract, influenza, etc. to allow the patient to breathe freely and deeply. It should be used with caution in patients with a known history of gastric ulcers due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Bromhexine 8 mg Tablet

Bisolvon 8 mg Tablet
Zydus Cadila

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bromhexine 8 mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Rash

Uses of Bromhexine 8 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mucolytic
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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 taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bromhexine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
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 taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

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

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 pediatrics

The tablet form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Duration of usage

This medicine is not recommended for prolonged use. If symptoms do not improve within 14 days, consult your doctor before continuing therapy with this medicine.

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.

Renal 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, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may rarely cause dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience dizziness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

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

Antibiotics

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Your dose is likely to change over time based on the therapeutic response and tolerance. Consult your doctor for reassessment if the symptoms do not improve within 14 days.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by thinning the mucus in the airway and promoting mucus clearance.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Npra.moh.gov.my. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

http://npra.moh.gov.my/images/reg-and-noti/PI/non-poison/BROMHEXINE_TABLET_SYRUP_ELIXIR.pdf

[Internet]. Medsafe.govt.nz. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/CMI/b/BisolvonTabs.pdf

[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

[Internet]. Gp2u.com.au. 2018 [cited 5 April 2018]. Available from:

https://gp2u.com.au/static/pdf/B/BISOLVON_CHESTY-PI.pdf
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