Ambeet

Ambroxol Hydrochloride
Cough Expectorant

Ambeet

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Description

Composition:

Ambeet Capsule: Each SR Capsule Contains 75mg of Ambroxol Hydrochloride BP.

Ambeet Syrup: Each 5 ml of syrup contains Ambroxol hydrochloride BP 15 mg.

 

Pharmacology:

Ambroxol is a metabolite of Bromhexine. It possesses mucokinetic (improvement in mucus transport) and secretolytic (liquefies secretions) properties. Ambroxol stimulates the serous cells of the glands of the mucous membrane of bronchi, increasing the content of mucus secretion. The mucolytic effect is associated with depolymerization and splitting of mucoproteins and mucopolysaccharide fibres, which leads to reduction in the viscosity of mucus. Expectoration of mucus is facilitated and breathing is eased considerably. Ambroxol stimulates production of phospholipids of surfactant by alveolar cells. Ambroxol has anti-inflammatory properties. In patients with COPD, it improves airway patency. Beside these, Ambroxol also exhibits anti-oxidant activity. Long-term use is possible because of the good tolerability of the preparation.

 

Indications:

  • Acute and chronic diseases of respiratory tracts associated with viscid mucus including acute and chronic bronchitis
    • Productive cough
    • Inflammatory diseases of Rhinopharyngeal tract (e.g. Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis and Rhinitis) associated with viscid mucus
    • Asthmatic bronchitis, Bronchial asthma with difficult departure of mucus
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Chronic pneumonia.

 

Dosage & Administration:

Ambeet Syrup:
2 -5 years old : 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoonful) 2-3 times daily
5 – 10 years old : 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) 2-3 times daily
10 years old and adults: 10 ml (2 teaspoonful) 3 times daily

Ambeet  SR Capsule:

Adults and Children over 12 years old- 1 Capsule Daily.

 

Contraindication:

Contraindicated in known hypersensitivity to Ambroxol or Bromhexine.

 

Warning & Precaution:

Ambroxol should be given cautiously to patients with gastric and duodenal ulceration or convulsive disorders. Patients with hepatic and renal insufficiency should take it with caution.

 

Side Effects:

Gastrointestinal side-effects like epigastric pain, gastric fullness may occur occasionally. Rarely allergic responses such as eruption, urticaria or angioneurotic edema may occur.

 

Pregnancy and Lactation:

Pregnancy: Teratogenic and fetal toxicity studies have shown no harmful effect of Ambroxol. However, it is advised not to use during pregnancy, especially in the 1st trimester.
Lactation: Safety during lactation has not been established.

 

Drug interaction:

Ambroxol has no interaction with cardioactive glycosides, corticosteroids, bronchodilators, diuretics and antibiotics (normally used in the treatment of bronchopulmonary affections). But Ambroxol should not be taken simultaneously with antitussives (e.g. Codeine) because mucus, which has been liquefied by Ambroxol, might not be expectorated.

 

Packing:

Ambeet Syrup: Amber color bottle containing 100 ml syrup and a measuring cup.

Ambeet SR Capsule: Box Containing 5×6 Capsules in Alu Alu blister pack.