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Acebrophylline is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Acebrophylline thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Drowsiness, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Shortness of breath, Esophageal obstruction, Heartburn, Airway inflammation, Increased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Urticaria, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • Acebrophylline should be preferably taken after meals to avoid gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Inform your doctor if you are on therapy with other medications such as frusimide, reserpine, barbiturates or phenytoin.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any nervous system disorders like epilepsy and are taking any therapy for the same.
  • Inform your doctor if you are a smoker.
  • Inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions



What is acebrophylline used for?
Acebrophylline is used to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It blocks the intracellular enzyme (phosphodiesterases) followed by increase in level of messenger known as cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which promotes relaxation of bronchial muscles


How does it work?
It inhibits the release of certain inflammatory chemicals (leukotrienes, tumor necrosis factor etc) in the lung thereby preventing inflammation in the lung. It also reduces thickness of the mucus thus making it easy for the patient to clear the mucus load


Is acebrophylline an antibiotic or steroid?
No. Acebrophylline is not an antibiotic or steroid

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What is acebrophylline capsule?
Acebrophylline is available in capsule dosage form for the treatment of adults suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)