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Bromhexine is used to treat breathing difficulties caused by excessive mucus secretions in the air passages associated with respiratory tract infections.

How it works

Bromhexine belongs to the class of medications called as expectorants/mucolytic agents. It acts by thinning the mucus which facilitates expectoration and eases cough.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache


Expert advice

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)