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Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + Bromhexine Pharmacology
Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineAbout Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AMechanism of Action of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/APharmacokinets of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AOnset of Action for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/ADuration of Action for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AHalf Life of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/ASide Effects of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AContra-indications of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/ASpecial Precautions while taking Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/APregnancy Related InformationN/AOld Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationN/AChildren Related InformationN/AIndications for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AInteractions for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/ATypical Dosage for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/ASchedule of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AStorage Requirements for Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AEffects of Missed Dosage of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/AEffects of Overdose of Guaiphenesin + Phenylpropanolamine + BromhexineN/A
GuaiphenesinAbout GuaiphenesinPropanediol derivative, Expectorant.Mechanism of Action of GuaiphenesinGuaiphenesin is an expectorant which after absorption from the gastrointestinal tract secreted by tracheobronchial glands and directly increase bronchial secretion and mucosal ciliary action. It increases respiratory tract fluid by reducing adhesiveness and surface tension, reducing viscosity of the secretions and there by facilitating their removal and clears chest congestion.
Action in local vaginal preparations: Guaiphenesin helps to thin the thick or sticky cervical mucus.
Pharmacokinets of GuaiphenesinAbsorption: Well absorbed orally.Distribution: It is secreted by the tracheobronchial glands.
Metabolism: It is metabolized primarily to Beta-2-methoxyphenoxy-lactic acid. Excretion: It is excreted in the urine.
Onset of Action for GuaiphenesinN/ADuration of Action for GuaiphenesinN/AHalf Life of Guaiphenesin60 minutesSide Effects of Guaiphenesin1. Headache
8. Stomach pain
Contra-indications of Guaiphenesin1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. Chronic or persistent cough associated with chronic lower respiratory tract diseases
5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Special Precautions while taking Guaiphenesin1. Porphyria
Pregnancy Related InformationUse with cautionOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationMay be usedIndications for Guaiphenesin1. Expectorant
2. Thick or sticky cervical mucus
Interactions for GuaiphenesinN/ATypical Dosage for GuaiphenesinOral :
Adults and children over 12 years: 100 to 400mg up to 6 times daily as required.Maximum dose: 2.4g/day
Children (age 6 to 11): 100 to 200mg up to 6 times daily as required.Maximum dose: 1.2g/day
Children (age 2 to 5): 50 to 100mg up to 6 times daily as required.Maximum dose: 600mg/day
Adults and children over 12 years: 600 to 1200mg twice daily. Not to exceed 2.4g in 24 hours
Children (age 6 to 12): 600mg twice daily. Not to exceed 1.2g in 24 hours
Children (age 2 to 6): 300mg twice daily. Not to exceed 600mg in 24 hours
Thick or sticky cervical mucus: 200mg 2 to 3 times daily from 4 days prior to ovulation and continue through ovulation day.
Schedule of GuaiphenesinN/AStorage Requirements for GuaiphenesinStore at a temperature below 30 degree C. Keep out of reach of children.Effects of Missed Dosage of GuaiphenesinTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of GuaiphenesinProvide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.
PhenylpropanolamineAbout PhenylpropanolamineAlfa-and Beta-adrenergic agonist, Phenethylamine derivative, a stimulant, decongestant,anorectic.Mechanism of Action of PhenylpropanolamineIt is a mixed acting sympathomimetic amine with predominant alpha adrenergic agonistic action. It exerts nasal decongestant action by acting through alpha adrenergic receptors in the respiratory tract mucosa; and produces vasoconstriction. It temporarily reduces the swelling associated with inflammation of nasal mucosa.
Phenylpropanolamine also suppresses the appetite control center in the hypothalamus
Pharmacokinets of PhenylpropanolamineAbsorption: Well absorbed orally, Metabolism: Metabolized in to an active metabolite in liver, Excretion: Excreted mainly through urine.Onset of Action for Phenylpropanolamine15 to 30 minutesDuration of Action for Phenylpropanolamine3 hoursHalf Life of PhenylpropanolamineN/ASide Effects of Phenylpropanolamine1. Hypertension
4. Renal failure
6. Psychotic disturbances
8. SeizuresContra-indications of Phenylpropanolamine1. Hypersensitivity to Phenylpropanolamine or other sympathomimetics
2. Coronary artery disease
6. Angle-closure glaucoma
8. Renal impairment
10. During or within 14 days of use of MAO inhibitors
11. Use as an anorexiant for children less than 12 years of age
12. Sustained-release forms during lactation and in children less than 12 years of age
Special Precautions while taking Phenylpropanolamine1. Cardiovascular disorders
2. Mild Hypertension
3. Prostatic hypertrophy
4. Psychosis or other psychiatric disorders (Phenylpropanolamine may precipitate psychiatric disorders)
5. Not drinking large amounts of caffeine-containing beverages, such as coffee, tea, or colas
6. Do not engage in driving, using machines, or doing anything else that requires mental alertness while taking medication
7. Inform the physician if cold symptoms do not improve within 7 days or if fever is present
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationUse with cautionChildren Related InformationUse with cautionIndications for Phenylpropanolamine1. Nasal congestion
Interactions for PhenylpropanolamineN/ATypical Dosage for PhenylpropanolamineOral:
As decongestant: 25mg every four hours or 50mg every 8 hours daily. Not to exceed 150mg/day
Anorexiant: 25mg thrice daily; 30minutes before meals.
Extended release tablets or capsules:As decongestant: 75mg twice daily
Anorexiant: 75mg once daily in the morning.
Children (6 to 12 years): 12.5mg up to every four hours. Not to exceed 75mg/day
Children (2 to 6years): 6.25mg up to every four hours. Not to exceed 37.5mg/day
Schedule of PhenylpropanolamineHStorage Requirements for PhenylpropanolamineStore at controlled room temperature at range of 15 to 30 degree C.; in a well closed container. Protect from light.Effects of Missed Dosage of PhenylpropanolamineTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of PhenylpropanolamineProvide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.Remove drug from the body by induced emesis or gastric lavage. Barbiturate sedatives are sometimes used to control excessive CNS stimulation. Monitor Cardiovascular and respiratory functions. Administer intravenous fluids to control hypotension. Correct hypertension with Intravenous phentolamine or nitrates. Perform forced diuresis by acidification of urine.
BromhexineAbout BromhexineMucolytic (secretolytic)Mechanism of Action of BromhexineBromhexine hydrochloride acts as a mucokinetic and mucolytic agent. It decreases mucus viscosity by altering its structure. It depolymerises mucopolysaccharides directly as well as by liberating lysosomal enzymes and network of fibres in tenacious sputum is broken. It induces thin copious bronchial secretion.Pharmacokinets of BromhexineAbsorption: Bromhexine hydrochloride is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and bioavailability is about 20%. Distribution: It is widely distributed to body tissues in a highly protein bound form; Bromhexine crosses the blood brain barrier and small amounts cross the placenta, Metabolism: It undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver. Excretion: It is excreted primarily in the urine mainly as metabolites.Onset of Action for BromhexineN/ADuration of Action for BromhexineN/AHalf Life of Bromhexine12hours.Side Effects of Bromhexine1 Rhinorrhoea
4.Gastric irritation.Contra-indications of BromhexineHypersensitivity to the drug.Special Precautions while taking Bromhexine1. Hepatic impairment
2. Renal impairment
3. Gastric and duodenal ulcer
4. Convulsive disorders
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationUse with cautionIndications for Bromhexine1. As Expectorant and mucolytic
2. Conditions associated with production of viscid mucous
8. Asthmatic bronchitis
9. Mucous bronchiectasis
10.Chronic Pneumonia.Interactions for BromhexineN/ATypical Dosage for BromhexineOral: 8mg thrice daily.
Children (5 to 10 years): 4mg thrice daily
Children (1 to 5 years): 4mg twice daily.
Schedule of BromhexineHStorage Requirements for BromhexineStore in a cool dry place and protect from light. Keep out of reach of children.Effects of Missed Dosage of BromhexineTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of BromhexineProvide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.
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