Ambroxol Indofarma - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Ambroxol Indofarma is useful for thinning phlegm in the respiratory tract so that more easy to remove. Ambroxol Indofarma is available in tablet and syrup form.

Ambroxol Indofarma contains ambroxolhydrochloride. This drug works by breaking down fiber acid mucopolysaccharide, so that the thickness of phlegm is reduced, phlegm is more watery, and easier to expel when coughing.

Types and Content of Ambroxol Indofarma

There are two types of Indofarma Ambroxol products available in Indonesia, namely:

  • Ambroxol Indofarma Tablet: 1 box contains 10 blisters, 1 blister contains 10 tablets. 1 tablet contains 30 mg of ambroxol.
  • Ambroxol Indofarma Syrup: 1 box contains 1 bottle of syrup 60 ml. Each 5 ml contains 15 ambroxol hcl.

What is Indofarma Ambroxol?

groupPrescription drugs
CategorySputum-thinning cough medicine (mucolytic)
BenefitDilute phlegm
Used byAdults and children
Ambroxol Indofarma for pregnant and lactating womenCategory C: Animal studies have shown fetal side effects, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women. The drug should only be used if the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. Ambroxol is absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Drug formTablets and syrup

Warnings Before Taking Ambroxol Indofarma

Ambroxol Indofarma should not be used carelessly. Below are some things you need to pay attention to before taking Ambroxol Indofarma:

  • Do not use Ambroxol Indofarma if you are allergic to ambroxol. Always tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, or any other lung or respiratory disease, including pneumonia, COPD, ciliary dyskinesia, or asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • See your doctor immediately if you have a drug allergic reaction, overdose, or serious side effects after taking Ambroxol Indofarma.

Dosage and Rules for Use Ambroxol Indofarma

Below is the general dosage of Ambroxol Indofarma to treat cough with phlegm in adult and pediatric patients.

preparation: Tablet

  • Adults and children 12 years of age: 30 mg 2-3 times a day. The dose can be increased up to 60 mg 2 times a day. The maximum dose is 120 mg per day.
  • Children aged 6–11 years: 15 mg 2-3 times a day.

preparation: Syrup with preparation 15 mg/5 ml

  • Adults and children 12 years of age: 10 ml 2-3 times a day.
  • Children aged 6–11 years: 5 ml 2-3 times a day.
  • Children aged 2–5 years: 2.5 ml 3 times a day.
  • Children <2 years old: 2.5 ml 2 times a day.

How to Take Indofarma Ambroxol Correctly

Follow the doctor's advice and read the information listed on the Ambroxol Indofarma package before starting to take it. Take Ambroxol Indofarma with meals or immediately after meals. Try to take the medicine at the same time every day to make it more effective.

Before consuming Indofarma Ambroxol in syrup form, shake the bottle first. Use a special measuring spoon for drugs, so that the dose consumed is right.

Consumption of Ambroxol Indofarma according to the dose and time period determined by the doctor.

If you forget to take medication, do it immediately if the break with the next schedule of use is not too close. If it is close, ignore the dose and do not double the next dose.

Store Ambroxol Indofarma in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight and keep the medicine out of reach of children.

Interaction of Ambroxol Indofarma with Other Drugs

Drug interactions can occur if ambroxol is used with certain drugs. Drug interactions that occur are increased levels of antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, cefuroxime, doxycycline, or erythromycin, in the lung tissue when used with ambroxol.

To prevent drug interactions, always tell your doctor if you are taking any medications, supplements or herbal products.

Side Effects and Dangers of Ambroxol Indofarma

Side effects that can occur after taking drugs that contain ambroxol hydrochloride among others:

  • Nauseous
  • Stomach ache
  • Bloated
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • A burning sensation in the chest (hearthburn)
  • Diarrhea

If the above side effects do not improve or get worse, check with your doctor. In addition, you should immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic drug reaction which can be characterized by the appearance of an itchy rash on the skin, swelling of the lips and eyelids, or shortness of breath.