Bromhexine Elixir

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    Bromhexine Elixir Information

    Bromhexine Elixir is a prescription medicine that is available as a Syrup. Cough are some of its major therapeutic uses.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Bromhexine Elixir. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Bromhexine Elixir also has some side effects, the most common being Skin Rash, Headache, Dizziness. While these are the most often observed Bromhexine Elixir side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Bromhexine Elixir normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Bromhexine Elixir is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Bromhexine Elixir's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Other contraindications of Bromhexine Elixir have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Bromhexine Elixir may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Bromhexine Elixir is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Bromhexine Elixir Benefits & Uses

    Bromhexine Elixir is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Bromhexine Elixir Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Cough
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 ml
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Strength 4 mg/5ml, take 5 ml if strengh is 8 mg/5 ml
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Cough
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 ml
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Strength 4 mg/5ml, take 5 ml if strengh is 8 mg/5 ml
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Cough
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 ml
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Strength 4 mg/5ml, take 5 ml if strengh is 8 mg/5 ml
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Cough
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Strength 4 mg/5ml, take 2.5 ml if strengh is 8 mg/5 ml

    Bromhexine Elixir Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Bromhexine Elixir safe for pregnant women?


      Bromhexine has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Bromhexine without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Bromhexine Elixir safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Bromhexine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Bromhexine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Bromhexine Elixir on the Kidneys?


      There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Bromhexine. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Bromhexine Elixir on the Liver?


      Side effects of Bromhexine rarely affect the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Bromhexine Elixir on the Heart?


      Bromhexine is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Bromhexine Elixir Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Bromhexine Elixir unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Bromhexine Elixir

    • Is this Bromhexine Elixir habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Bromhexine Elixir.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Bromhexine Elixir as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Bromhexine Elixir is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Bromhexine Elixir cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Bromhexine Elixir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Bromhexine Elixir


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Bromhexine Elixir, due to a lack of research on this.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Bromhexine Elixir


      Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Bromhexine Elixir with alcohol.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Bromhexine Elixir

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Bromhexine with phenylephrine?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Bromhexine with phenylephrine. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Bromhexine along with phenylephrine if it does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking these two drugs together then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How does Bromhexine work?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Bromhexine contains bromhexine which is a mucolytic agent/expectorant. It works by softening the mucus (phlegm), reducing its thickness and promoting its expulsion which helps in clearing the air passage. In this way, Bromhexine provides relief to the patient from an excessive wet cough.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Bromhexine?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    Usually, it is given for short-term treatment up to 14 days. You are advised to take it as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to take Bromhexine?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Take Bromhexine three times a day or as advised by your doctor. It has to be taken with food for better therapeutic outcomes. Precautions must be taken in patients with improper liver or kidney function.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Bromhexine with paracetamol?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Bromhexine with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with paracetamol then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 219



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