What is Mucosolvan used for?
Mucosolvan is part of a class of drugs known as mucolytics. Mucolytics work by reducing mucus viscosity in the upper airways, allowing its clearance. Ambroxol enhances pulmonary surfactant production and stimulates ciliary activity. These actions result in improved mucus flow and transport (mucociliary clearance). Enhancement of fluid secretion and mucociliary clearance facilitates expectoration and eases cough.
Mucosolvan is mainly indicated to treat the following conditions:
- Acute bronchopulmonary diseases
- Chronic bronchopulmonary diseases
How should I take Mucosolvan?
Mucosolvan is available as an oral tablet, capsule, and syrup. The oral tablet and capsule should be taken by mouth without chewing or crushing it. The syrup should be measured with a medical-grade cup or spoon. These can be taken with or without food.
How do I store Mucosolvan?
This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Mucosolvan?
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to Mucosolvan or other mucolytics
- You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
- You are taking other medications
- You have underlying health conditions
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
This drug crosses into the placenta. There is lack of evidence from human studies that indicate fetal harm occurs when taken during pregnancy. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.
This drug may be excreted in breast milk. This drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.
What side effects can occur when using Mucosolvan?
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.
Potential side effects while using this drug include:
- Immune system disorder
- Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- GI disturbances
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these serious, potentially fatal drug reactions:
- Anaphylactic reaction
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)
You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Mucosolvan?
This drug does not have any significant drug interactions. 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 inform your doctor and pharmacist.
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, stop taking this drug and continue taking your other medication. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.
Does food or alcohol interact with Mucosolvan?
There are no notable interactions with food or alcohol.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
What health conditions may interact with Mucosolvan?
This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:
- Hypersensitivity to ambroxol
- Rare hereditary conditions that may be incompatible with an excipient of this product
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Mucosolvan.
What is the dose of Mucosolvan for an adult?
Sustained-release capsules 75 mg preparation
- Take 1 capsule once per day with a glass of water.
Tablets 30 mg formula preparation
- Take 1 tablet 3 times a day with a glass of water -or-
- Take 2 tablets 2 times a day with a glass of water.
Syrup 15 mg/ 5 mL preparation
- Take 10 mL 3 times a day.
Syrup 30 mg/5 mL preparation
- Take 10 mL two times a day.
What is the dose of Mucosolvan for a child?
Syrup (infant drops) 6 mg/mL
- Age 6 months or less: 0.5 mL two times a day or 6 mg/day.
- Age 7-12 months: 1.0 mL two times a day or 12 mg/day.
- Age 13-24 months: 1.25 mL two times a day or 15 mg/day
Syrup 15 mg/ 5 mL preparation
- Age 6-12 years: 5 mL (1 tsp.) 2-3 times daily.
- Age 2-5 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) 3 times daily.
- Age under 2 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) 2 times daily.
Syrup 30 mg/5 mL preparation
- Age 6-12 years: 5 mL (1 tsp.) 2 to 3 times per day
- Age 2-5 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) 3 times per day
- Age 1-2 years: 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) 2 times per day
How is Mucosolvan available?
This drug is available in the following dosage forms, and strengths:
- Sustained-release capsule 75 mg
- Tablet 30 mg
- Syrup 15 mg/5 mL, 30 mg/5 mL
- Infant syrup 6 mg/mL
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 your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this drug, 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.
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