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.
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
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 npra.moh.gov.my
Reporting Medicinal Problems /
Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).
Storage and Disposal of Prihexine
Store in a cool, dry place, below 30
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines
no longer required.
- What it looks like
Yellow, round and top-scored tablet.
- 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