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By Medicover Hospitals / 10 March 2021
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What is Bromhexine?

  • Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent that decreases sputum thickness. In order to enable the patient to breathe freely and deeply, it is used to treat conditions characterized by abnormal mucus secretion, such as the common cold, respiratory tract infections and influenza. Because of the elevated risk of serious side effects, it should be used with caution in patients who have a history of gastric ulcers. Bromhexine improves mucus transport by lowering mucus viscosity and stimulating the ciliated epithelial layer (mucociliary clearance). Cough is relieved and the expectoration is made easier by secretolytic and secretomotor effects in the bronchial tract.
    1. Bromhexine Uses
    2. Bromhexine Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. warnings
    7. Bromhexine vs Benadryl
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Bromhexine Uses

  • Bromhexine is a drug that aids the body's mucus-clearing processes in the respiratory tract. It is used to relieve chest congestion. The medication belongs to a class of drugs called mucolytics, which break down mucus to make it easier to cough up. As a result, to treat cough, this medication is added to cough syrups. In order to prevent chest congestion, mucus in the respiratory tract should be expelled on a regular basis. Bromhexine can help the body's natural mechanisms to remove inflammation by expelling mucus. Bromhexine is a mucolytic.
  • Bromhexine Side effects:

  • Some of the common and major side effects of Bromhexine are:
    •   Irritation of ear
    •   Allergic skin rash
    •   Dizziness
    •   Headache
    •   Nausea
    •   Vomiting
    •   Diarrhea
    •   Difficulty while breathing
    •   Rash
    •   Sweating
    •   Vomiting
    •   Headache
    •   Respiratory tract infection
    •   Throat infection
  • Bromhexine can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. If you are facing any of the above serious side effects. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Bromhexine talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before taking the drug talk with your doctor if you have any medical history such as peptic ulceration, asthma, kidney disease, stomach disease, stomach ulcer, abdominal pain and severe hepatic or renal impairment.
  • How does Bromhexine work?

  • Bromhexine works by lowering mucous viscosity. It will be accompanied by a rise in lysosomal activity. The hydrolysis of acid mucopolysaccharide polymers will be accelerated if the lysosomal activity is increased. This can lead to normal mucus viscosity. The mucous viscosity in the bronchus would be higher if you have purulent bronchial inflammation. The presence of a significant amount of DNA in the mucus is the basis for the mucus. Coughing can increase in the beginning as Bromhexine breaks down the mucous.
  • Missed Dose

  • It is important to take the missed dose as soon as possible. If your next scheduled dose is approaching, it is best to skip the skipped dose. To make up for a missed dose, do not take extra medication.
  • Overdose

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Bromhexine tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warnings for some Serious Health Conditions

  • Liver Impairment
  • Because of the increased risk of the patient's condition deteriorating, this drug should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases. In certain cases, depending on the clinical condition, close monitoring of liver function tests, reasonable dosage changes, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be needed.
  • Gastric Ulceration
  • Owing to the increased risk of the patient's condition worsening, this drug is not approved for use in patients with a confirmed history of gastric ulceration or any other gastrointestinal disorders. Any irregular signs should be reported to your doctor right away. Depending on the patient's clinical condition, appropriate dose changes or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required.
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant women do not take this drug unless it is absolutely appropriate. Before taking this drug, talk to your doctor about all of the complications and benefits.
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bromhexine medications should not be used while breastfeeding. The medication can pass into the breastmilk and can cause some serious side effects to the infants.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Bromhexine vs Benadryl

    Bromhexine
    Benadryl
    Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent that decreases sputum thickness. It is used to treat conditions characterised by abnormal mucus secretion, such as the common cold and respiratory tract infections. Benadryl Syrup is used for cough care. Allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and stuffiness or coughing are relieved.
    Bromhexine is a drug that aids the body's mucus-clearing processes in the respiratory tract. It is used to relieve chest congestion. This medicine works by blocking a certain natural substance (known as histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Bromhexine are:
    • -Irritation of ear
    • -Allergic skin rash
    • -Dizziness
    • -Headache
    • -Nausea
    Some of the common side effects of Benadryl are:
    • -Upset
    • -Stomach
    • -Sleepiness
    • -Headache
    • -Dizziness

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent that decreases sputum thickness. In order to enable the patient to breathe freely and deeply, It is used to treat conditions characterized by abnormal mucus secretion, such as the common cold, respiratory tract infections and influenza.
    Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent that has a low level of side effects.
    Guaifenesin and other expectorants are expected to help release and cough up mucus. Mucolytics, such as bromhexine helps to thin mucus in the airways by making coughing easier.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Bromhexine are:
    • -Irritation of ear
    • -Allergic skin rash
    • -Dizziness
    • -Headache
    • -Nausea
    Bromhexine drug is available as a tablet and a liquid. The tablets are normally taken three times a day, after meals, with plenty of liquid. Bromhexine liquid can be taken twice a day or four times a day. Nausea, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in the upper stomach are also possible side effects of bromhexine.
    Without medical advice, do not use for more than 14 days. Bromhexine may be taken with or immediately after eating. Before using the syrup, give it a good shake. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible.
    Bromhexine is used to treat a condition in which the airways are clogged with thick phlegm. As a mucolytic, it aids in the relief of productive cough by thinning phlegm in the airways and making mucus removal easier.

    Citations:

  • Bromhexine, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0039914099000806
  • Bromhexine side-effects, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0378874195013318