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

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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