There is concern over the number of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, with the use of ambroxol (to which bromhexine is metabolised). Bromhexine is an expectorant used in the treatment of respiratory disorders associated with from infant on. Bromhexine is well established and tolerated. Sometimes it is replaced by its metabolite ambroxol, as in Mucosolvan or Mucoangin. Ambroxol is a drug that breaks up phlegm, used in the treatment of respiratory diseases associated with viscid or excessive mucus. Recently, a hypothesis.

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However, caution is suggested for patients with gastric ulceration, and usage during the first trimester of pregnancy is not recommended. Try it out now! European Medicines Agency decision — Bromhexine [www.

Ambroxol and bromhexine expectorants: Information for consumers and caregivers Information for healthcare professionals Review Summary What actions are Medsafe taking? As a result, SCARs are now to be listed as side effects in the product information for these medicines, and patients are to stop treatment immediately if symptoms of SCARs occur.

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This was a recommendation from the Cough and Cold Review Group. The review was ambbroxol out by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee PRACthe Committee responsible for the evaluation of safety issues for human medicines, which made a set of recommendations.


Bromhexine is a mucolytic, a medicine used to break up excessive or thick phlegm associated with a chesty cough. There is concern regarding morphine-induced respiratory depression due to differences in codeine metabolism, particularly in young patients. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible duration.

The package labelling for bromhexine-only containing products will be updated to include this new age restriction. It is secretolytic, increasing the production of serous mucus in the respiratory tract, which makes the phlegm thinner and less viscous. Many state-of-the-art clinical studies [7] have demonstrated the efficacy of ambroxol in relieving pain in acute sore throat, with a rapid onset of action, with its effect lasting at least three hours. The CMDh 1 has endorsed by majority vote recommendations to update the product information for ambroxol- and bromhexine-containing medicines with information about the small risk of severe allergic reactions and severe cutaneous adverse reactions SCARs.

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Injectable formulations are also used to prevent and treat lung complications following surgery. Bromhexine is a synthetic derivative of the herbal active ingredient vasicine. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Bromhexine is well established and tolerated.


For ambroxol, lozenge formulations are also available to relieve sore throat. Discuss the benefits and risk of harms of bromhexine or codeine treatment before commencing therapy. In addition, bromhexine has antioxidant properties. Frequencies of these side effects are unknown. Information for healthcare professionals Bromhexine-containing medicines used for cough and cold symptoms are restricted to adults and children six years of age and over.


Premium 17 augpatients under the fda cracks brmhexina drafts. The main property of ambroxol for treating sore throat is the local anaesthetic effect, described first in the late s, [8] [9] but explained and confirmed in more recent work. Conventional wisdom suggests patients is a new stories.

It promotes mucus clearance, facilitates expectoration and eases productive ambroxo,allowing patients to breathe freely and deeply”. Codeine is changed metabolised to morphine in the body. Retrieved from ” https: Concise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents.

There are many different formulations developed since the first marketing authorisation in As these medicines have been authorised via national procedures, approved uses are not the same in all EU countries. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.