Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Bromhexine
Last updated on July 24, 2019.
GENERIC NAME: Bromhexine
CHINESE NAME: 溴己新
COMMON BRANDS CONTAINING BROMHEXINE IN HONG KONG: Bisofan, Broncoxin 化痰適, Decaugh/ Decaugh II 幸福止咳素/幸福百咳素, Duro-Tuss Expectorant 咳樂治化痰止咳露(Contains Bromhexine and Pholcodeine), Metoplex, Mucolix
What is Bromhexine for?
Bromhexine belongs to a group of medications called mucolytic agents, like 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.
How to use it?
Bromhexine is taken orally either in tablets or syrup form. The usual adult dose is 8-16 mg three times daily.
What are the side effects of Bromhexine?
Common side effects of Bromhexine include dizziness, and nausea.
Where to buy Bromhexine in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Bromhexine is an over-the-counter medicine and 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 http://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
For detailed information about the use of Bromhexine 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.