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Brex Expectorant

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Brex Expectorant is a combination medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It thins the mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out.

Brex Expectorant is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, headache, sweating, and skin rash. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Brex Expectorant

Side effects of Brex Expectorant

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Brex

  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Skin rash

How to use Brex Expectorant

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Brex Expectorant may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Brex Expectorant works

Brex Expectorant is a combination of two medicines: Pseudoephedrine and Bromhexine which relieve cold symptoms. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Brex Expectorant. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Brex Expectorant during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Brex Expectorant during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Brex Expectorant alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Brex Expectorant should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Brex Expectorant may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Brex Expectorant is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Brex Expectorant should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Brex Expectorant may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Brex Expectorant in patients with liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Brex Expectorant
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Brex S Expectorant
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₹0.26/ml of Expectorant
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Fact Box

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No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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I have common cold from last few days and cough in chest also.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Steam inhalation Warm saline gargles Tab Deslor 1 OD x 3 days Syrup Cosome Expectorant 1 tsf tid x 3 days Tab Pacimol 500 1 tab SOS A clinical check up is also required to assess the severity and extent of infection
common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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References

  1. European Medicne Agency. Revised assessment report: Ambroxol and bromhexine containing medicinal products. 2015. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Ltd.; 1998 [revised 30 Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Bromhexine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Huddersfield, West Yorks: Thornton and Ross; 2008 [revised 18 Feb. 2015]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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