Bromhexine - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Bromhexine is a mucolytic used in the treatment of lung disorders associated with productive cough (cough that produces phlegm). This medicine helps by making your phlegm thinner so that you can get rid of it easily.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Bromhexine 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.

Bromhexine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

This medicine is available as a tablet, or oral solution.

If you are taking the oral solution or syrup, use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure out your prescribed dose.

The dose of Bromhexine 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 stomach ulcers or history of stomach ulcers.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.
What side effects could I experience?
Bromhexine may cause any of the following side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, sweating and rashes.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • rashes, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat
  • severe blistering or peeling of the skin, mouth, lips, or genitals
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?
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 bromhexine - 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 © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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