Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Prihexine Tablet
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Prihexine Tablet
  • Language:
  • English


  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL19912105
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)


Bromhexine hydrochloride (8mg)


What is in this leaflet

1. What Prihexine is used for

2. How Prihexine works

3. Before you use Prihexine

4. How to use Prihexine

5. While you are using it

6. Side effects

7. Storage and Disposal of Prihexine

8. Product description

9. Manufacturer and Product Registration


10.Date of revision

What Prihexine is used for

It is used to remove mucus in long and

short term airway diseases, accompanied

by excessive or thick mucus.

How Prihexine works

Prihexine contains bromhexine

hydrochloride which clears the chest by

increasing the volume and reducing the

viscosity of phlegm. It loosens phlegm and

eases coughing out of the phlegm.

Before you use Prihexine

- When you must not use it

- Do not take Prihexine if allergic to

bromhexine or to other ingredients in it.

- Do not use if pregnant for the first 3


- Before you start to use it

Inform the doctor or pharmacist if there

is gastric problems.

- Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any

other medicines, including any that you

buy without a prescription from a

pharmacy, supermarket or health food


How to use Prihexine

- How much to use

Adults: 1 - 2 tablets to be taken three

times daily. Follow all directions given by

your doctor and pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information

contained in this leaflet. If you do not

understand the instructions on the label,

ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

- When to use it

Use as directed by your doctor or


- How long to use it

Continue taking Prihexine for as long as

your doctor recommends.

- If you forget to use it

Consult the doctor or pharmacist on what

you should do if you forget to use it.

Take the missed dose as soon as you

remember. If it is almost time for your

next dose, wait until then to take the

medicine and skip the missed dose. Do

not take a double dose to make up for

the missed dose.

- If you use too much (overdose)

Contact your doctor immediately or go

to the Emergency Department of your

nearest hospital, if you think you or

anyone else may have taken too much

of this medicine. Do this even if there

are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

You may need urgent medical attention.

While you are using Prihexine

- Things you must do

Take your medicine exactly as your

doctor has told you.

Tell the doctor, dentist and pharmacist

treating you that you are taking Prihexine.

Tell your doctor immediately if you are

pregnant while taking this medicine.

- Things you must not do

Do not stop taking the medicine unless

advised by your doctor.

Do not take any new medicines without

consulting your doctor.

Do not give Prihexine to anyone else,

even if they have the same symptoms

or condition as you.

- Things to be careful of

Special care is recommended during

pregnancy. The benefits must be assessed

against possible effects on the child.

Side effects

Prihexine can cause side effects, although

not everybody gets them. Visit your doctor

or pharmacist immediately if you have any

side effects after taking this medicine.

Nausea, vomiting, gastric irritation may

occur occasionally.

You may report any side effects or adverse

drug reactions directly to the National

Centre for Adverse Drug Reaction

Monitoring by calling Tel: 03-78835550, or

visiting the website


Reporting Medicinal Problems /

Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).

Storage and Disposal of Prihexine

- Storage

Store in a cool, dry place, below 30

Protect from light.

Keep out of reach of children.

- Disposal

Medicines should not be disposed of via

wastewater or household waste. Ask your

pharmacist how to dispose of medicines

no longer required.

Product description

- What it looks like

Yellow, round and top-scored tablet.

- Ingredients

- Active ingredient: bromhexine


- Inactive ingredients: cornstarch, lactose

monohydrate, magnesium stearate and

quinoline yellow lake

- MAL number:


Manufacturer and Product Registration


Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.

1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1

Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah

14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.

Date of revision


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