Ambroxol is one of the drugs that enter the mucolytic group, which is a drug that functions to thin the phlegm. Ambroxol is commonly used to treat respiratory disorders due to excessive phlegm production in conditions such as bronchiectasis and emphysema. With mucolytic drugs, the phlegm produced will be more watery so that it is more easily removed from the throat when coughing. Thus, the respiratory tract is more open and feels relieved.
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Group: Cough and cold preparations
Category: Prescription medicine
Benefits: Diluting the phlegm to make it easier to pass through coughing so that it relieves the respiratory tract. This drug is used in several conditions that produce a lot of phlegm, such as bronchiectasis, emphysema, chronic and acute bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, and bronchitis pneumoconiosis.
Consumed by: Adults and children
Categories of pregnancy and lactation: Category C: Studies in animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, but there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women. The drug should only be used if the expected amount of benefit exceeds the risk to the fetus.
- For pregnant and lactating women, adjust to the doctor’s advice. Pregnant women with fetuses who are within the first twelve weeks of age, are advised not to take this medicine.
- Ask the doctor about the dose of ambroxol for children.
- Please be careful for people with ulcers or peptic ulcers.
- If an allergic reaction or overdose occurs, see a doctor immediately.
For adults, the dosage is usually given as much as 30 to 120 mg per day. The dose will be adjusted to the patient’s condition, the severity and the body’s response to the drug. In pediatric patients, the dose will also be adjusted according to their weight.
Take Ambroxol properly
Follow the doctor’s advice and read the information printed on the ambroxol package before starting to consume it. Take ambroxol during meals or after meals.
Make sure there is enough time between one dose and the next. Try to consume ambroxol at the same hour every day to maximize its effects.
For patients who forget to take ambroxol, it is recommended to do it immediately if paused with the next consumption schedule not too close. If it’s close, ignore it and don’t double the dose of ambroxol.
Take ambroxol according to the time period determined by the doctor. This drug is not recommended for long-term use.
The use of ambroxol along with antibiotics, such as cefuroxime, amoxicillin, doxycyclin, and erythromycin, can increase the concentration of antibiotics in lung tissue.
The use of ambroxol along with cough reflex suppressants is not recommended.
Recognize the Side Effects and Dangers of Ambroxol
Ambroxol can sometimes cause side effects in the form of disorders of the digestive system, such as nausea, vomiting and heartburn. But these side effects are generally relatively mild.
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