Bromhexine is indicated in the treatment of respiratory disorders associated with excessive mucus or productive cough. This includes: Tracheobronchitis, Bronchitic with emphysema, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis with bronchospasm, Chronic inflammatory pulmonary conditions, Pneumoconiosis
Dosage & Administration
- Adults and children over 10 years: 8-16 mg 3 times daily.
- Children 5-10 years: 4 mg 3 times daily.
- Adults: The recommended daily dose is 2 to 4 teaspoonful 3 times. Initially 4 teaspoonfuls 3 times daily and then as required.
- Children: Suggested dosage for children under 2 years is 1/4 teaspoonful 3 times daily, for 2-5 years 1/2 teaspoonful 3 times daily and for children aged 5-10 years 1 teaspoonful 3 times daily.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category B. Bromhexine has been taken by a large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any proven increase in the frequency of malformations or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the fetus having been observed.
It is not known whether bromhexine is excreted in breast milk or whether it has a harmful effect on the breastfeeding infant. Therefore it is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers unless the potential benefits to the patient are weighed against the possible risk to the infant.