Mucosolvan® is a pharmacy-only drug containing the active ingredient ambroxol hydrochloride, which is used for mucolytic action in acute and chronic lung diseases and diseases of the lower respiratory tract where there is a disorder of mucus formation and mucus transport.

Contraindications

If hypersensitivity (allergy) to one of the ingredients of the medication is known or occurs, the medication must not be used any further, as this may result in dangerous health damage. Likewise, the use of Mucosolvan® is not recommended if there is a disturbed self-cleaning of the lower respiratory tract and large amounts of secretion. In this case, a congestion of secretions could otherwise occur. If kidney function is impaired or there is a serious liver disease, Mucosolvan® should only be used with external caution (i.e. at greater intervals or in reduced doses).

Instructions for use

Unless the doctor prescribes a different dose, Mucosolvan is taken as a film-coated tablet in children 12 years of age and older and adults as follows During the first 2-3 days, 1⁄2 tablet is taken 3 times a day (30mg Ambroxol hydrochloride 3 times a day). Afterwards 2 times a day 1⁄2 tablet (thus 2 times 30mg Ambroxolhydrochlorid) is taken. It is possible to increase the effect in adults by taking a whole tablet twice a day (i.e. 60 mg ambroxol hydrochloride twice a day).

This can be particularly helpful in cases of markedly increased secretion production in the lower respiratory tract or viscous respiratory secretion. The duration of use must be determined individually by the doctor. The medication should be taken after meals unchewed with a glass of water, juice or tea.

Side effects

As with all medicines, there may be adverse effects when taking this medicine. These include the following:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea and abdominal pain
  • Hypersensitivity reactions (reddening of skin and mucous membranes)
  • Facial Swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Temperature rise
  • Chills
  • Dryness of the mouth and respiratory tract
  • Increased salivation
  • Nose Running
  • Constipation
  • Complaints during urination

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