What Brontex Tablets is
Brontex Tablets help loosen phlegm in cases of acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases accompanied by productive coughing.
What you need to know before you use Brontex Tablets
Do not use Brontex Tablets:
if you are allergic to ambroxol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
– due to large content of the active substance, the tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 6.
– if you have a renal function disorder or a severe liver disease. In such cases, caution must be exercised when using ambroxol (administer with longer intervals or in a lower dose).
Other medicines and Brontex Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Concomitant use of medicines containing ambroxol with antitussives can lead to a dangerous bronchial mucus obstruction due to the inhibition of the coughing reflex. Increased absorption of the antibiotics amoxicillin, cefuroxim, doxycycline, and erythromycin into bronchial secretion has been reported in connection with the concomitant administration of ambroxol.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Insufficient data are available about the use of ambroxol in pregnant subjects, especially in the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
During pregnancy, especially in the first three months, the use of Ambroxol should only be considered after carefully evaluating the potential risks and benefits. Animals have shown excretion of Ambroxol in milk, but there is insufficient data regarding its use in humans. Therefore, during breastfeeding, Ambroxol should only be used under the recommendation of a doctor.
Driving and using machines
Ambroxol has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
How to use Brontex Tablets
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Follow the administration instructions for Brontex Tablets for a sufficient effect.
Unless prescribed otherwise by your doctor, the standard administration regimen is as follows:
Children aged 6–12 years ½ tablets 2–3 times per day (30–45 mg of ambroxol per day)
Adults and children above the age of 12 For the first 2–3 days, take 1 tablet 3 times per day (90 mg per day); after that, 1 tablet twice per day (60 mg per day).
You can take up to 60 mg of ambroxol hydrochloride 2 times per day (120 mg per day) if necessary – this can potentially increase the effect of the medicine. Take the tablets after a meal.
Drinking plenty of fluids helps facilitate the phlegm-loosening effect of ambroxol hydrochloride.
Attention: in the case of a severe renal function disorder, reduce the dose or extend the administration intervals.
Duration of treatment
Using Brontex for longer than 4-5 days is not recommended unless your doctor prescribes otherwise. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen within 4-5 days, consult your doctor.
If you forget to use Brontex Tablets
Do not take a double dose.
If you have skipped a dose or taken too little, do not take an increased dose the next time;
continue as prescribed in the instructions.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store Brontex Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after “Use by:”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicine does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.