Ambroxol Uses

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What is Ambroxol?

Relieving cough and throat and airway irritation due to colds, flu, or hay fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ambroxol is a cough suppressant and expectorant combination. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex to reduce a dry cough. The expectorant works by loosening mucus and lung secretions in the chest and making coughs more productive.

Ambroxol indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

For use Max Pidek Pharmaceuticals as monotherapy and in combination with clavulanic acid: an infectious-inflammatory diseases caused by susceptible microorganisms, including bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, infections of the gastrointestinal tract, gynecological infections, infections of the skin and soft tissue, listeria, leptospirosis, gonorrhea.

For use Max Pidek Pharmaceuticals in combination with metronidazole: chronic gastritis in acute, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer in acute, associated with Helicobacter Pylori.

How should I use Ambroxol?

Use Ambroxol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Ambroxol by mouth with or without food.
  • Drink plenty of water while taking Ambroxol.
  • If you miss a dose of Ambroxol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ambroxol.

Uses of Ambroxol in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Ambroxol is used to treat certain diseases of the respiratory tract and to relieve cough associated with thickened mucous.

Ambroxol description

Each retard capsule contains Ambroxol hydrochloride 75 mg.

Each tablet contains Ambroxol hydrochloride 30 mg.

Each 5 mL of syrup contains Ambroxol hydrochloride 15 or 30 mg.

Each mL of syrup (infant drops) contains Ambroxol hydrochloride 6 mg.

Ambroxol hydrochloride is trans-4-[(2-amino-3,5-dibromo-benzyl)amino] cyclohexanol hydrochloride.

It also contains the following excipients: Retard Capsules: Crospovidone collidon CL, carnauba wax, stearyl alcohol, magnesium stearate.

Tablets: Lactose, maize starch, colloidal silica, magnesium stearate.

Syrup: Purified water, sorbitol liquid, glycerol 85%, woodberry aroma (15 mg only), strawberry aroma (30 mg only), hydroxyethylcellulose, benzoic acid, acesulfame potassium, vanilla aroma.

Infant Drops: Hydroxyethylcellulose, sorbitol solution, glycerol 85%, sodium saccharin, pharma flavors, menthol, benzoic acid, propylene glycol.

Ambroxol dosage


Sustained-Release Capsule: Adults and Children >12 years: 1 cap once daily after meal with plenty of liquid (sufficient supply of liquid supports the expectorant effect of Ambroxol).

Ambroxol SR capsule is not suitable for children <12 years.

Tablet: Adults and Children >12 years: 1 tab thrice daily for the first 2-3 days and then 1 tab twice daily or ½ tab thrice daily. Children 6-12 years: ½ tab 2-3 times a day.

Syrup: Adults and Children >12 years: 10 mL thrice daily during the first 2-3 days, them 10 mL twice daily or 5 mL thrice daily. Children 6-12 years: 5 mL 2-3 times a day; 2-5 years: 2.5 mL 3 times a day; <2 years: 2.5 mL 2 times a day.

DS Syrup: Adults and Children >12 years: 5 mL thrice daily for 2-3 days then 5 mL twice daily for 2.5 mL thrice daily. Children 6-12 years: 2.5 mL 2-3 times a day.

Infant Drops: Children 13-24 months: 1.25 mL twice a day; 7-12 months: 1 mL twice a day; ≤6 months: 0.5 mL twice a day.

Ambroxol interactions

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Amoxicillin may decrease the effectiveness of contraceptives for oral administration.

With the simultaneous use of Max Pidek Pharmaceuticals with bactericidal antibiotics (including aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, cycloserine, vancomycin, rifampicin) appears synergies; with bacteriostatic antibiotic (including macrolides, chloramphenicol, lincosamides, tetracyclines, sulphonamide) - antagonism.

Amoxicillin increases the effects of indirect anticoagulants inhibiting intestinal microflora, reduces the synthesis of vitamin K and prothrombin index.

Amoxicillin reduces the effect of drugs, in the process of metabolism that produce PABA.

Probenecid, diuretics, allopurinol, phenylbutazone, NSAIDs decrease the tubular secretion of amoxicillin, which can be accompanied by an increase in its concentration in blood plasma.

Antacids, glucosamine, laxatives, aminoglycosides, slow down and reduce, and ascorbic acid increases the absorption of amoxicillin.

With the combined use of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid pharmacokinetics of both components unchanged.

Ambroxol side effects

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Applies to albuterol: oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

Other dosage forms:

  • inhalation aerosol powder, inhalation capsule, inhalation powder, inhalation solution

As well as its needed effects, albuterol (the active ingredient contained in Ambroxol) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking albuterol, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:

  • Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
Less common:
  • Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • Cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • hives or welts
  • hoarseness
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • noisy breathing
  • redness of the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • slow or irregular breathing
  • swelling of the mouth or throat
  • tightness in the chest
  • wheezing
Incidence not known:
  • Agitation
  • anxiety
  • arm, back, or jaw pain
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • extra heartbeats
  • fainting
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • irritability
  • lightheadedness
  • mood or mental changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • pounding in the ears
  • restlessness
  • sudden loss of consciousness
  • sweating
  • total body jerking
  • unusual feeling of excitement
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some albuterol side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common:

  • Dizziness
  • feeling of warmth
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • sleeplessness
  • trouble with holding or releasing urine
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
  • Sleepiness
  • unusual drowsiness
Incidence not known:
  • Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • change in taste
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • gagging
  • rough, scratchy sound to voice
  • sensation of spinning
  • tightness in the throat

Ambroxol contraindications

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Hypersensitivity to Ambroxol hydrochloride or to any other excipients of Ambroxol.

In case of rare hereditary conditions that may be incompatible with an excipient of Ambroxol, the use of Ambroxol is contraindicated.

Active ingredient matches for Ambroxol:


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Solution; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 7.5 mg / ml
Tablet; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg
Solution; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg / 5 ml
Capsule, Retard; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 75 mg
Injectable; Injection; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg / ml
Tablet; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 60 mg
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg / 5 ml
Drops; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride
Tablet, Effervescent; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 60 mg
Drops; Oral; Ambroxol
Injectable; Injection; Ambroxol
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol
Tablet, Effervescent; Oral; Ambroxol
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg / 5 ml
Solution; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg / 5 ml
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol 15 mg / 5 ml
Syrup; Oral; Ambroxol 30 mg / 5 ml
Ambroxol / Sinton 30 mg
Ambroxol / Root 30 mg x 1000's
Ambroxol / Root 30 mg x Blister pk
Ambroxol / Sinphar 30 mg x 1000's
Ambroxol / Sinphar 30 mg x 100 x 10's
Ambroxol / Kojar 30 mg x 1000's
Ambroxol / Kojar 30 mg x Blister pk
Ambroxol / S.Y. 30 mg x 1000's
Ambroxol / Chin Teng 30 mg x 1000's
Ambroxol / Chin Teng 30 mg x 100 x 10's
Tablets; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg
Capsules, Retard; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 75 mg
Tablets; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 60 mg
Tablets, Effervescent; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 60 mg
Tablets, Effervescent; Oral; Ambroxol
Liquid; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg / 5 ml

List of Ambroxol substitutes (brand and generic names):


  1. PubChem. "ambroxol". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "ambroxol". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Expectorants". (accessed September 17, 2018).


The results of a survey conducted on for Ambroxol are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Ambroxol. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

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1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by website users about whether the Ambroxol drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Not expensive1

9 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Ambroxol before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by website users, it takes 2 days and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Ambroxol. To get the time effectiveness of using Ambroxol drug by other patients, please click here.
2 days4
1 day1
5 days1
2 weeks1
> 3 month1
3 month1

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