What is muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride) used for?
Muxol is commonly used for all forms of respiratory diseases such as tracheobronchitis, emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis, chronic inflammatory pulmonary conditions, bronchiectasis, bronchitis with bronchospasm asthma. During acute exacerbations of bronchitis, it should be given with the appropriate antibiotic.
How should I take muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
This drug is taken immediately after meals. Swallow it whole. Do not chew or crush.
How do I store muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
Muxol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store muxol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of muxol that may have different storage needs. 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 muxol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. 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 muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
It should be avoided in the following conditions:
- If you are allergic to ambroxol or other similar medicines.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, such as:
- Itching of the skin
- Redness of the skin
- Swelling of the tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- If you have ever had disorder called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. This drug can cause this syndrome. Steven-Johnson syndrome is a life-threatening skin disorder, manifested by red macula on the skin, which eventually bursts leaving sores. It should be noted that this medicine rarely causes this side effect. However, you should know that it is necessary to immediately contact your doctor if you are experiencing any skin changes.
- It should be avoided in children below the age of 2.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using muxol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking muxol.
What side effects can occur from muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
This medicine may cause the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Digestive disorders
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a life-threatening skin disorder)
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
Muxol 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. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
Muxol 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 muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride)?
Muxol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
These health conditions may include:
- Liver disorder
- Kidney failure
- Stomach ulcer
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride).
What is the dose of muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride) for an adult?
The recommended dose is 30 mg (one tablet) to 120 mg (4 tablets) taken in 2 to 3 divided doses, daily.
What is the dose of muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride) for a child?
Children up to 2 years: The recommended dose is half a teaspoonful syrup twice daily.
Children 2 – 5 years: The recommended dose is half a teaspoonful syrup 3 times daily.
Children over 5 years: The recommended dose is one teaspoonful syrup 2-3 times daily.
How is muxol (ambroxol hydrochloride) available?
Muxol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Solution; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg / 5 ml
- Solution; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg / 5 ml
- Tablet; Oral; Ambroxol Hydrochloride 30 mg
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 muxol, 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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Review Date: March 12, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019
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