Ambroxol belongs to a group of medications called mucolytic agents, which includes Acetylcysteine. It works by reducing the thickness of your phlegm so that it can be coughed out more easily. Therefore, it is most commonly used for treating wet cough.
Ambroxol is taken by mouth in tablets or syrup form.
If you are taking Ambroxol for wet cough, the usual adult dose is taking 30-60 mg 2-3 times per day. If you are taking the sustained-release (SR) tablet/capsule, the dose is 75 mg once daily (Mucosolvan retard or SR product).
Common dosing schedule:
Ambroxol may be taken with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Ambroxol may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Ambroxol is an over-the-counter medicine that can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Ambroxol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.