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Ambroxol Hydrochloride BP


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

Ambolin   Paediatric   Drops:   Each   ml   drop   contains  Ambroxol hydrochloride BP 6 mg.


Productive cough, Acute and chronic inflammatory disorders of upper and lower respiratory tracts associated with viscid mucus including acute and chronic bronchitis, Inflammatory diseases of rhinopharyngeal tract (laryngitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis and rhinitis) associated with viscid mucus, Asthmatic bronchitis, bronchial asthma with thick expectoration, Bronchiectasis, Chronic pneumonia.

Dosage and administration

Average daily dose (preferably after meal)

Ambolin Paediatric Drops

0-6 months old : 0.5 ml 2 times a day
6-12 months old : 1 ml 2 times a day
1-2 years old : 1.25 ml 2 times a day

Ambolin Syrup

2 -5 years old : 2.5 ml ( 1/2 teaspoonful) 2-3 times a day
5 – 10 years old : 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) 2-3 times a day
10 years old and adults : 10 ml (2 teaspoonful) 3 times a day


Contraindicated in known hypersensitivity to Ambroxol or Bromhexine.

Use in Pregnancy and Lactation

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

Side Effects

Gastrointestinal  side effects  like epigastric  pain,  stomach overfill feeling may occur occasionally.  Rarely allergic responses such as eruption, urticaria or angioneurotic edema has been reported.

Precautions & Warnings

Ambolin   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.

Drug Interactions

Ambroxol should not be taken simultaneously with antitussives (e.g. Codeine) because phlegm, which  has been liquefied  by Ambroxol might not be expectorated.

Pharmaceuticals Precautions

Protect from direct light exposure. Store in dry place at a temperature not exceeding 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Package Quantities

Ambolin Syrup: Each White PET bottle contains 100 ml syrup and a measuring cup.
Ambolin Paediatric Drops: Each HDPE bottle contains 15 ml paediatric drops and a calibrated dropper.