Ambroxol Pharmacology


About Ambroxol
Active N-desmethyl metabolite of bromhexine,systemically active mucolytic agent, Secretomotoric and expectoration improver.
Mechanism of Action of Ambroxol
Ambroxol hydrochloride acts as an expectoration improver and mucolytic agent. It decreases mucus viscosity by altering its structure. It depolymerises mucopolysaccharides directly as well as by liberating lysosomal enzymes and by breaking network of fibres in tenacious sputum . It induces thin copious bronchial secretion and possesses antioxidant properties.
Pharmacokinets of Ambroxol
Onset of Action for Ambroxol
Duration of Action for Ambroxol
Half Life of Ambroxol
Side Effects of Ambroxol
1. Rhinorrhoea
2. Lacrimations
3. Allergic reactions
4. Gastric irritation.
Contra-indications of Ambroxol
Hypersensitivity to the Ambroxol hydrochloride or Bromhexine.
Special Precautions while taking Ambroxol
1.Hepatic impairment
2.Renal impairment
3.Gastric and duodenal ulcer
4.Convulsive disorders
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Ambroxol
1. As Expectorant and mucolytic
2. Conditions associated with production of viscid mucous
3. Bronchitis
4. Pharyngitis
5. Laryngitis
6. Rhinitis
7. Sinusitis
8. Asthmatic bronchitis
9. Mucous bronchiectasis
10. Chronic Pneumonia.
Interactions for Ambroxol
Typical Dosage for Ambroxol
Oral: 15mg to 30mg three times daily.
Children (6 to 12years): 5ml 2 to 3 times daily
Children (2 to 6years): 2.5ml thrice daily. (5ml liquid contains 30mg Ambroxol hydrochloride)
Children up to 2 years: 7.5mg two times daily
Schedule of Ambroxol
Storage Requirements for Ambroxol
Store in a cool dry place and protect from light. Keep out of reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Ambroxol
Take 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 Ambroxol
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

Home Delivery for Ambroxol in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for ambroxol and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for ambroxol may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take ambroxol only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for ambroxol before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for ambroxol with the pharmacy.

Ambroxol is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for ambroxol might be better known than ambroxol itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have ambroxol in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for ambroxol.