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What is ambroxol?

Reference: Here is a good reference for you. http://www.drugs.com/ambroxol.html. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

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

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My cough is almost 2 weeks until now, i'm taking ambroxol and antibacterial, why the cough is there?

My cough is almost 2 weeks until now,  i'm taking ambroxol and antibacterial, why the cough is there?

Cough: Prolonged cough may be due to mycoplasma, chlamydia, adult pertussis or other conditions. Needs to be evaluated. Two weeks of antibiotics without a response suggests a need for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could ambroxol hydrochloride causes hypertension?

Could ambroxol hydrochloride causes hypertension?

Ambroxol: Ambroxol is a mucolytic agent. It doesn't cause hypertension. There are no reported cases of hypertension with ambroxol. ...Read more

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Do you feel sleepy when you take ambroxol hydrochloride?

Ambroxol: The only side effect i could find for ambroxol hydrochloride is just some mild gastrointestinal distress. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to give my daughter (4) ambroxol if she is already drinking an antitusive?

Is it safe for me to give my daughter (4) ambroxol if she is already drinking an antitusive?

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

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My 6mo old was prescribed loratadine/ambroxol. she seems very drowsy, why? and how long will it stay i her system?

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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Is it ok for my 6 month old baby to take ambroxol and amoxicilin for her cough?

Is it ok for my 6 month old baby to take ambroxol and amoxicilin for her cough?

Ambroxol: A safer approach is to use salt water nosed drops, a bulb syringe to suck out mucous from your baby's nose as well as using a vaporizer with the amoxicillen. ...Read more

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Can i take acetyl-cysteine and ambroxol/guaiphenesin together to ease up my phlegm?

Can i take acetyl-cysteine and ambroxol/guaiphenesin together to ease up my phlegm?

Yes: All of those things can loosen your phlegm. They are safe to take together and should work better in combination than alone. Another substance that helps loosen phlegm is potassium iodide. ...Read more