AMBROXOL HCL

MUCOLYTIC AGENT

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MECHANISM OF ACTION

The substance acts on mucus membranes, restoring the physiological clearance mechanisms of the respiratory tract (which play an important role in the body’s natural defense mechanisms) through several mechanisms, including breaking up phlegm, stimulating mucus production, and stimulating synthesis and release of surfactant by type II pneumocytes. Surfactant acts as an anti-glue factor by reducing the adhesion of mucus to the bronchial wall, in improving its transport and in providing protection against infection and irritating agents.

Ambroxol is a potent inhibitor of the neuronal Na+ channels. This property led to the development of a lozenge containing 20 mg of Ambroxol. Ambroxol is also anti-inflammatory, reducing redness in a sore throat.

INDICATIONS

Potent mucolytic and mucokinetic agent, capable of bringing out bronchial secretion especially mucous plugs.

Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD/COPD)

Bronchiectasis.

Available in Form of

Ambroxol is available as syrup, tablets, pastilles, dry powder sachets, inhalation solution, drops and ampules as well as effervescent tablets.

Brands :- Muciclar, Mucosolvan, Mucobrox, Bisolvon, Mucol, Lasolvan, Mucoangin, Surbronc, Brontex, Ambolar, and Lysopain.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity

SIDE EFFECTS

Rhinorrhea

Lacrimation