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Solmux Broncho (Salbutamol + Carbocisteine)

How to use it|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage

Solmux Broncho is a branded drug that is a combination of salbutamol sulfate (a bronchodilator) and carbocisteine (a mucolytic).

Bronchodilators help to relax and expand the airways to make breathing easier. These are often necessary for people with asthma (hika) or COPD. A mucolytic works by thinning and loosening up thick mucus or phlegm (“plema”) making it easier to expel and clear out of the airways.

Solmux Broncho

How to use it

How should I take Solmux Broncho?

Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.

Swallow the capsule whole without chewing, crushing, or dissolving it in liquid. It is best taken with meals. For oral suspensions, mix the directed amount of water to reconstitute it. Only use a medical-grade measuring cup, not a household spoon.

How do I store Solmux Broncho?

This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Solmux Broncho?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Persistent cough for more than 3 weeks
  • Recurring fever accompanied with cough
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Pregnancy

There have been reports of congenital abnormalities in children of mothers who were treated with salbutamol. However, these mothers were also receiving other medications so the evidence salbutamol causing these defects is inconsistent. Salbutamol may interfere with uterine contraction and should not be given during labor. Carbocisteine use has not been studied in pregnant patients and its safety has not been established.

Only take this product if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risks, as determined by your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Salbutamol is known to be secreted in breastmilk. Do not take this drug if you are lactating and plan to breastfeed unless advised by your doctor.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Solmux Broncho?

Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps or pain
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Tremors or jitteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Palpitation
  • Paradoxical bronchospasm (potentially life-threatening, discontinue taking the medication immediately)

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Solmux Broncho?

This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Drugs with known interactions:

  • Sodium amoxicillin
  • Cimetidine
  • Salbutamol

If you experience an adverse drug interaction, inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.

Does food or alcohol interact with Solmux Broncho?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Solmux Broncho?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

Take 1 capsule or 1 teaspoon (5 mL) every 6-8 hours.

Note: shake the suspension in the bottle well before using it.

What is the dose for a child?

Over 12 years old: same as the adult dose.

Ages 6 to 12 years: give 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoon) every 6-8 hours.

Below 6 years old: do not give this medication.

Note: shake the suspension in the bottle well before giving it.

How is Solmux Broncho available?

Solmux Broncho is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule, oral: each capsule contains 2 mg salbutamol sulfate + 500 mg carbocisteine
  • Suspension, oral: every 5 mL contains 2 mg salbutamol sulfate + 500 mg carbocisteine

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Solmux® Capsule https://www.unilab.com.ph/products/solmux Accessed June 30, 2021

Solmux https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/solmux Accessed June 30, 2021

Carbocisteine https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/carbocisteine?mtype=generic Accessed June 30, 2021

Carbocisteine https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/carbocisteine Accessed June 30, 2021

Carbocisteine [Carbocysteine]. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed June 30, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated 4 weeks ago
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