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Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles i reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more
My cough is almost 2 weeks until now, i'm taking ambroxol and antibacterial, why the cough is there?
Ambroxol: The only side effect i could find for ambroxol hydrochloride is just some mild gastrointestinal distress. ...Read more
See Your Doctor Now: 4 yr old taking antitusive "safe to give ambroxol"? Cough has many causes, at her age infection is most likely. Giving suppressants without knowing the cause can allow an undiagnosed infection to develop complications like pneumonia. Ambroxol reportedly controls mucous production which also occurs in infection. Do NOT give Ambroxol. See your child's doctor now for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My 6mo old was prescribed loratadine/ambroxol. she seems very drowsy, why? and how long will it stay i her system?
Mgt: If your baby is more drowsy/lethargic, not feeding well, please see your ED. This may not be related to the medications, but rather to an illness. The ambroxol should be discontinued until further evaluation is completed. For excessive mucus production, nasal saline drops and gentle suction is the only treatment advised in this age group, unless there is a tracheostomy or some other problem. ...Read more
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