Possible Bromhexine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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Bromhexine hydrochloride refers to an expectorant cough medication that effective relieves cough by melting sticky and hard phlegm. It is usually given to people who suffer from chronic or acute respiratory diseases and who have trouble coughing out their sticky and hard phlegm. Find out about the side effects here.

Bromhexine hydrochloride can help clear out airways of thick plugs of mucus by breaking down and thinning it in order to expel it effectively. This will result in easier breathing because of the cleared airways and also bring about cough relief. Cough products that have antihistamines might cause drowsiness, as well, but the drug lets you do any activity you want without those feelings of drowsiness. Additionally, its counterparts may suppress coughs, but cannot melt sticky and hard phlegm.

In fact, even people who suffer from diabetes or heart ailments can take it since it does not have any sugar in it or any other substance that might affect patients who have heart disease or hypertension, for that matter. However, bromhexine hydrochloride must not be put to use by patients who are hypersensitive to the drug or any other components of its formulation.

When it comes to 8mg tablets, the medicine has 15.8mg of sucrose for each maximum recommended everyday dosage. This is around 444mg of lactose in double dosage for adults during treatment. Because of this, patients who have very rare hereditary problems regarding galactose intolerance should preferably refrain from using this medicine.

No unfavorable interactions with various other medications have so far been reported that are clinically relevant, but as with other drugs, it would be recommended not to use bromhexine hydrochloride during pregnancy - most of all in the first three months. Also, the drug will get into breast milk and even though there are no unfavorable side effects that can be expected in breastfed babies, it would still not be advisable to use it if you are nursing.

When taking the drug, take note that these bromhexine hydrochloride side effects might come about: immune system disorders; skin disorders; theoretic and respiratory disorders; allergic reactions like anaphylactic shock, bronchospasm, angioedema, rashes, pruritus, or urticaris; and hypersensitivity gastrointestinal disorders like nausea, diarrhea, upper abdominal pain and vomiting. There have also been rare reports regarding extreme skin lesions like Lyell's syndrome and Steven Johnson syndrome in temporal associations with using mucolytic substances like Bromhexine Hydrochloride. These side effects can mostly be explained by how severe the underlying concomitant medication or disease is. If brand new mucosal or skin lesions come about, you need to find medical help right away and discontinue bromhexine hydrochloride treatment right away, just in case.

There are no specific side effects that come with an overdose of the drug so far. Based on medication error reports and accidental overdose, however, the observed side effects were consistent with those already mentioned above for recommended doses. As with those, they might require symptomatic treatment, as well.

Bromhexine hydrochloride refers to an expectorant cough medication that effective relieves cough by melting sticky and hard phlegm. 

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Emma Morris on September 14, 2011 said:
If you think you are experiencng side effects then go straight to your doctor. In order to avoid side effects, go to your doctor before usuing bomhexine hydrochloride and make sure that it is suitable for you use and also receive a suitable dosage.

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