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What is Bromhexine used for?

Bromhexine is a cough suppressant used to relieve productive cough with phlegm. It is an expectorant and a mucolytic agent that melts sticky and hard phlegm, which helps clear mucus from the respiratory tract. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Bromhexine?

Like other medicines, Bromhexine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Bromhexine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Bromhexine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Bromhexine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Bromhexine.

What is the recommended dosage of Bromhexine?

The dosage of Bromhexine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Bromhexine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Bromhexine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Bromhexine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Bromhexine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Bromhexine?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Bromhexine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Bromhexine?

Is it possible for me to take Bromhexine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Bromhexine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Bromhexine?
How will Bromhexine work in my body?
How should Bromhexine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Bromhexine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Bromhexine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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