Broncorex 50/1.25/4 Mg Syrup 50 Ml
Bromhexine Bromhexine is used to treat breathing difficulties due to excessive mucus in the air passages associated with respiratory tract infections. Guaifenesin Guaifenesin is used to treat symptoms associated with common cold, flu, and breathing problems, such as coughing and chest congestion. It is also used to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs to facilitate expectoration. Terbutaline Terbutaline is used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Terbutaline treats emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Terbutaline is also used in premature labor.
Mode of drug action:
Bromhexine Bromhexine is classified under a group of medications known as expectorants or mucolytic agents. Bromhexine acts by thinning the mucus which facilitates expectoration and relieves cough. Bromhexine Bromhexine is an expectorant that increases the output of phlegm and bronchial secretions by reducing the thickness of mucus and adhesiveness. The increased flow of viscous secretions facilitates ciliary action and changes an unproductive and dry cough to the productive and less frequent cough. Guaifenesin increases the efficacy of the mucociliary mechanism and helps remove accumulated secretions in the airway. Terbutaline Terbutaline is classified under a group of medications called beta agonists. Terbutaline acts by relaxing and opening the airways, thereby making breathing easy.
What are the common side effects?
Bromhexine The common side effects of bromhexine include irritation in the ear, allergic skin rash, headache, and dizziness. Guaifenesin The common reported side effects of guaifenesin are itching, rashes, hives, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Terbutaline Terbutaline side effects include nausea, increased sweating, drowsiness, nervousness, shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, tachycardia, heart rate irregular, tremor, throat tightness, and weakness.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use:
• Do not take Broncorex medication if an allergic reaction was experienced in the past while using the drug.
• Individuals taking Broncorex medication should avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as it increases the risk of side effects.
• It is advised to avoid driving or handling heavy machinery after taking Broncorex medication as it causes dizziness and drowsiness.
• Consult a doctor immediately on noticing any unusual symptoms while using Broncorex medicine.
• Consult the doctor for safe use of Broncorex medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What else should I know?
1. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine? No, Bromhexine is not an antihistamine, it is a mucolytic.
2. I am experiencing irritation in the ear after using the syrup, shall I stop the medication? Irritation in the ear is the common side effect of bromhexine, which weans of over time. If this irritation persists or worsens consult your doctor.
3. Is it safe to take alcohol while using bromhexine medication? No. It may worsen your side effects if taken with bromhexine.
4. Is bromhexine safe during pregnancy? Yes. Bromhexine is safe during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before taking the medication.
5. What if I missed a dose of bromhexine? Bromhexine is usually taken when needed, so even if you miss a dose it may not show any effect. Guaifenesin
1. I am suffering from hypertension. Can I take guaifenesin? Patients suffering from hypertension should not take guaifenesin.
2. Can I take guaifenesin with NSAIDs? There are no known drug-drug interactions for NSAIDs and guaifenesin. However, consult the doctor before taking the drug.
3. Is guaifenesin safe for children? Children younger than 4 years should not take guaifenesin tablet.
4. How should I take guaifenesin drug? Use guaifenesin exactly as suggested by the doctor. Do not take larger or smaller doses or for longer period than recommended.
5. Can I consume alcohol while on guaifenesin? Limit the consumption of alcohol, as it may increase the risk of drowsiness. Terbutaline
1. Is terbutaline FDA approved and available over the counter? Terbutaline is FDA approved drug but it is available only as prescription medicine.
2. Is terbutaline similar to bromhexine? No. Terbutaline belongs to a class of medications called beta agonists whereas bromhexine belongs to a class of medicines known as mucolytics.
3. Is Terbutaline available only in syrup form? No. Terbutaline is available as inhaler which relieves asthma attack.
4. I am diabetic is it safe to use terbutaline? Terbutaline may lead to hyperglycemia and also cause increased heart rate, so, it should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.
5. Is terbutaline similar to salbutamol? Terbutaline and salbutamol belong to the same category of drugs beta agonists with similar action.