Ambroxol is a drug primarily used to cure respiratory diseases. It clears the respiratory tract and breaks up the phlegm. It aids in the release of surfactant which in turn prevents the mucus from sticking to the bronchial wall. It also shields one from various irritating agents and infections. Ambroxol is an active ingredient in cough syrups which facilitates easy breathing in case of clogging up of the nasal cavity.
Each tablet of Ambroxol contains 30mg hydrochloride whereas every 15ml contains 15mg of ambroxol hydrochloride. Its action begins fairly quickly, just 30mins after intake. Ambroxol is clinically proven to make the sputum thinner and less vicious and helps to cure cough.
This drug is also used to treat different forms of inflammatory pulmonary conditions, bronchitis, bronchospasm asthma and pneumoconiosis. In case of acute bronchitis, Ambroxol should be paired with necessary antibiotics.
Dosage of Ambroxol for adults may vary from 1-4 tablets a day or as directed by the physician. For children, it is more feasible to administer the syrup depending on the age and intensity of the infection.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.
Ambroxol drug is used to treat the following problem:
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Sjs)
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction of Ambroxol with alcohol is specifically not known. Therefore it is advisable to consult the medical practitioner in such situations.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
The drug is not at all recommended for pregnant women especially in the first trimester. It should not be consumed unless absolutely necessary that too after thorough consultation with the doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Ambroxol has negative effects in relation to breastfeeding as it is excreted into the breast milk and may harm the infant. In case it is essential, alternative forms of medication should be used.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It is advisable not to drive if one experiences Dizziness, Drowsiness or Low Blood Pressure conditions after consumption of this drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
If one is suffering from severe gastric ulceration it is recommended to use Ambroxol only after consulting the doctor.
Does this affect liver function?
In case of liver ailments also it is necessary to take advise from the doctor prior to consumption of the drug.
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of Ambroxol typically lasts for a time period of 16 to 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
Just like most drugs used in the treatment of respiratory troubles, Ambroxol too begins action fairly quickly, just within 30mins of intake.
Is it habit forming?
No such habit forming tendencies have been noticed in this drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss the prescribed dose of Ambroxol take it immediately after noticing. However, do not take two consecutive doses as it may cause negative side effects.
Are there any overdose instructions?
It is essential to not go for an overdose of this medicine as it may cause poisoning side effects. In case of overdose seek immediate medical help from nearby hospitals.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Ambroxol as ingredient
Ambroxol is an agent that causes diffusion of thick mucus. Uncontrolled quantity of nitric oxide (NO) is related to inflammation and other kinds of disruptions of the functioning of the airways. Ambroxol inhibits the activation of guanylate cyclase which is nitric oxide dependent.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Ambroxol should be used with extreme caution in case of patients suffering from gastric ulcers or with a history of the same as it will only lead to the worsening of the situation.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction of Ambroxol with alcohol is unknown. However it is wise to consult with the doctor before in taking of the drug with alcohol.
Interaction with Food
There are no specific interactions of this drug with food. It may be consumed with or without food.
Interaction with Medicine
The metabolism of Ambroxol may be decreased when combined with the following drugs: Warfarin, 4-hydroxycoumarin, 5-androstenedione, 6-O-benzylguanine.
Ques: What is Ambroxol?
Ques: What is the use of Ambroxol?
- Emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis
- Acute exacerbations of bronchitis
- Acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases associated with abnormal mucus secretion
- Acute sore throat
Ques: What are the side effects of Ambroxol?
Here are some side effects of Ambroxol, which are listed below:
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth or throat
- Altered taste
- Gastrointestinal side effects
- Skin rash and itching
Ques: How many times a day should I take Ambroxol?
Ques: How long do I need to use Ambroxol before I see improvement of my conditions?
Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Ambroxol?
Ques: Should I use Ambroxol empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ambroxol?
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