Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Solmux 500 mg Capsule
1. What is the difference between Solmux and Solmux Broncho?
Solmux is a single-ingredient product containing Carbocisteine (Mucolytic) while Solmux Broncho is a fixed-dose combination product containing Salbutamol (bronchodilator) and Carbocisteine (Mucolytic). Carbocisteine is a medicine that causes phlegm to be less thick and sticky and so easier to cough up and expel. Salbutamol is a medicine used for the relief of bronchospasm associated with reversible obstructive airwary disease. In combination, these medicines are used for the symptomatic treatment of productive cough associated with acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchiectasis.*
2. Is Solmux capsule safe for pregnant women?
Solmux capsule contains carbocisteine, a mucolytic. The safe use of carbocisteine during pregnancy has not been established. Therefore, carbocisteine should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. We recommend that you consult your doctor again regarding the need for the product.
3. How long should Solmux capsule be taken?
Solmux capsule contains carbocisteine, a mucolytic, which causes phlegm to be less thick and sticky and so it is easier to cough up and expel.
For an over-the-counter product such as Solmux capsule, the total duration of use should generally not exceed one week unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
Since cough is a symptom of many diseases, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
4. Is Solmux capsule safe for pregnant women?
Solmux contains Carbocisteine, a medicine that causes phlegm to be less thick and sticky and thus easier to cough and expel.
The safe use of Carbocisteine during pregnancy has not been established. Thus, the use of Solmux is not recommended for pregnant women.*
5. What is the recommended dose of Solmux in adults? What are the possible symptoms associated with Carbocisteine (Solmux) overdose?
Carbocisteine (Solmux) 500 mg capsule should be taken orally, 1 capsule every 8 hours, which is 3 capsules in a day. Carbocisteine overdose is usually associated with stomach or intestinal discomfort. Consult your doctor if you have taken more than the recommended dose, particularly if the dose exceeds 4 to 5 times the recommended dose.*
*We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor for proper advice before using any medications, including vitamins, supplements, herbals, and products for the skin.
Last Update: Nov 3, 2011