Overview

Uses of Bromhexine
Bromhexine is used for clear mucus from lungs.
Uses of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is used in the treatment of dry cough.
Uses of Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.
Bromhexine side effects
Common
  • Irritation of ear
  • Allergic skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitation
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
Ammonium Chloride side effects
Common
  • Facial swelling
  • Allergic reaction
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Throat disorder
How to use Bromhexine
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. Recodex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
How to use Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide
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. Recodex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
How to use Ammonium Chloride
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. Recodex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
How Bromhexine works
Bromhexine is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.
How Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide works
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.
How Ammonium Chloride works
Ammonium Chloride works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.
Recodex Syrup related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Recodex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Recodex Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Recodex Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Recodex Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Recodex Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Recodex Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Recodex Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

Related to Bromhexine

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.

Related to Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

  • You have been prescribed Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. 
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Related to Ammonium Chloride

Do not take ammonium chloride if you are allergic to ammonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of the cough syrup Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride in cough syrup:
  • If you have prolonged cough or asthma.
  • If you are taking any other cough medication.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.
Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride as injection:
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you are having nausea as one of the symptoms.

FAQs

Related to Bromhexine
Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.
Related to Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide
Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance
Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended
Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration
Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications
Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
Related to Ammonium Chloride
Q. How does Ammonium Chloride work?
Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium Chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis
Q. Is Ammonium Chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Jul 2018.
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