What is this medicine used for?
These medicines contain Ambroxol , which stimulates fluid secretion in the respiratory tract and breaks down mucus resulting in the production of less thick and less sticky mucus/phlegm. Ambroxol improves mucociliary clearance (mucus flow and transport) making phlegm easier to cough up and expel.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
Adults and Children above 12 years: 10ml (2 teaspoonsful) every 12 hours. Children: 7 to 12 years 5ml (1 teaspoonful) every 8 to 12 hours. 3 to 6 years old 2.5ml (1/2 teaspoonful) every 8 hours. 1 to 2 years 2.5ml (1/2 teaspoonful) every 12 hours.
If you are allergic to any ingredient in the product.
Warnings and Precautions:
Severe skin lesions such as Steven-Johnson syndrome and Lyell's syndrome have been reported rarely with the administration of mucolytic such as Ambroxol. These may be due to the severity of the underlying disease or concomitant medication. If new skin or mucosal lesions occur, discontinue Ambroxol and consult a physician immediately. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless advised by your doctor. Do not use after the expiry date on the label.
Ambroxol is generally well-tolerated. Mild stomach disturbance such as pyrosis (heartburn), dyspepsia, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may occur. Rash/urticaria, angioedema (rapid swelling of the skin), anaphylactic reactions (rare, life-threatening allergic reaction) and other allergic reactions have been reported.
Interaction w/ other medicaments:
There are no reports of adverse drug interactions with other medications. Administration of Ambroxol with antibiotics (e.g., Amoxicillin, Cefuroxime, Erythromycin) leads to higher antibiotic concentration in bronchopulmonary secretions and in sputum. Tell your doctor about medicines you are taking, especially other medicines for cough , cold and allergy.