General English name: Bromhexine
Brand: modalyte, mucolin
Application: Relieves cough and sputum
Forms of bromhexine
Tablets, syrups, ampoules
Bromhexine drug information
Bromhexine (under the brand names mucolin and modalyte) is a medicine prescribed to relieve cough and sputum. It is prescribed to some people with respiratory illnesses or colds who have a cough and shortness of breath. Hexamine bromide is usually used in the form of syrup or tablets as an expectorant (diluent of mucus secretions).
Bromhexine reduces the adhesion of secretions and their excretion (in the form of sputum) by stimulating the bronchial mucosa and changing the glycoprotein composition in the secretions.
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with bromhexine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of bromhexine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
Dosage forms of bromhexine (syrup (4 mg per 5 cc), tablets (8 mg), ampoules (4 mg in 2 cc)) are different; To buy this medicine, you must pay attention to your doctor’s prescription.
Bromhexine syrup can be consumed in children under 5 years, 5 cc every 12 hours and for children over 5 years the same amount every 6 hours.
If you forget to take your daily dose of bromhexine at the appointed time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to bromhexine
Note the expiration date of the bromhexine drug and do not take it if the expiration date on your medicine has expired.
Never give bromhexine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with bromhexine, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Injectable form of bromhexine is not recommended in children under 12 years of age.
Taking bromhexine during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
Bromhexine causes dizziness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Bromhexine
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
To date, this drug has not shown serious drug interactions with other drugs.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking bromhexine:
- If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have gastrointestinal problems and ulcers.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.
Side effects of bromhexine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Immune system disorders
Skin (in rare cases, this drug causes skin lesions) and respiratory disorders
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of bromhexine.
Excessive use of bromhexine (drug poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for bromhexine.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of bromhexine
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.