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Used for: Swelling, Inflammation
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What is Bromelain for?

Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from fruit, and juice of pineapple plants. It is used as a supplement to help with inflammation and swelling in the body and muscles.

How to use it?

Bromelain is available as tablets. For conditions with inflammation, take 100-400mg two or three times a day.

What are the side effects of Bromelain?

Bromelain is generally very safe and does not cause any side effects. There are some reported cases of stomach discomfort, nausea and vomiting.

Who should not take Bromelain?

Anyone who is allergic to any component of Bromelain.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Bromelain should only be used as a supplement to help with inflammation. There are many types of effective anti-inflammatory medicines and supplements available in the market. Feel free to consult your doctor or pharmacist for available options.

Common dosing schedule:
Take at the same time each day, evenly throughout the day.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Bromelain may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Bromelain in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Bromelain 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 Bromelain 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.

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  • 100mg (Tablets)
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