Bromhexine treats chest congestion and cough. Since bromhexine breaks mucus down and makes it easier to cough out, you may notice an increase in coughing at first.

Bromhexine Overview


Bromhexine in an over the counter medication that is used to treat chest congestion and cough. bromhexine belongs to a group of medications called mucolytics, which work by breaking mucus down so that it is easier to cough out.

This medication comes in a tablet and a liquid form. The tablets are usually taken 3 times per day, with plenty of liquid and after meals.

Bromhexine liquid can be given 2 to 4 times per day.

Possible side effects of bromhexine include nausea, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and pain in the upper part of the stomach.

Bromhexine is not available in the United States.

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Bromhexine Cautionary Labels


Bromhexine Brand Names

Bromhexine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Bromhexine Drug Class

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