Ambroxol - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Ambroxol is a mucolytic. It helps clear lungs in cough associated with excessive mucus production.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Ambroxol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Ambroxol is available as a tablet, extended-release capsule, or as a syrup.

If you are taking the syrup, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure out your prescribed dose.

The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the dose and course of your treatment depending on your condition.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double dose under any circumstances.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • lung disease or infection e.g. pneumonia, airflow obstruction, severe uncontrolled asthma
  • stomach ulcer
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
Ambroxol may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion, heartburn (a condition wherein food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste), bloatedness, stomach pain, altered taste, dry mouth or throat.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking certain antibiotics e.g. amoxicillin, cefuroxime, erythromycin, doxycycline.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on ambroxol - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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