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Ambroxol

Molecule Description

It is a mucolytic agent used in the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory t...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
uses

Uses of Ambroxol

Ambroxol is used to treat diseases associated with abnormal mucus secretion and impaired mucus transport. It is also used to treat chronic inflammatory pulmonary conditions and bronchitis with broncho...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Ambroxol

When should one not use Ambroxol

  • You have any allergic reaction to Ambroxol or Bromhexine
  • You have hereditary disorders of carbohydrate tolerance
  • You have ulcers in the intestine
  • You have fits
sideEffects

Side effects of Ambroxol

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dry throat
  • A severe skin condition associated with skin peeling, blisters (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Ambroxol

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ambroxol during pregnancy?
A:
Ambroxol is not safe to take during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ambroxol while breastfeeding?
A:
It passes into breast milk; therefore, it is not recommended to use during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Ambroxol?
A:
No known symptoms.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ambroxol?
A:
No known interaction with alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • If you have any ulcers in the stomach or intestine
  • If you have any kidney or liver problems
  • If you have any asthmatic attacks
  • If you have any cough from a long time
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Ambroxol

How Does It Work?

Ambroxol is known to thin down the mucus in the airway passages and makes it less sticky; this leads to removal of the mucus from the airways.
interactions

Interactions of Ambroxol

Interactions with other medicines

A combination of Ambroxol and any antibiotic (like Amoxicillin, Cefuroxime, Erythromycin, and Doxycycline) leads to a higher concentration of antibiotics in the pulmonary tissue. A simultaneous intake...
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Interactions with food items

No known interaction with food.
dosage

Dosage of Ambroxol

Overdose

Ambroxol overdose can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, and giddiness. Seek emergency medical care immediately if you took too many doses of Ambroxol.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine just be...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Ambroxol an antibiotic or steroid?

A: No, it is not an antibiotic or steroid; it belongs to a class of medicines called Expectorants or Mucolytics. It has no known effect against infections.

Q: Should I be cautious while taking Ambroxol?

A: There should be a cautious use for individuals having fits, stomach or intestinal ulcers, and other contraindications.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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