ATC Group: R05CB02 Bromhexine

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of R05CB02 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 R Respiratory system
2 R05 Cough and cold preparations
3 R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants
4 R05CB Mucolytics
5 R05CB02 Bromhexine

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 24 mg
PAREN - Parenteral 24 mg

Active ingredients in R05CB02

Active Ingredient Description

Bromhexine is an expectorant used in the treatment of respiratory disorders associated with viscid or excessive mucus. Bromhexine is a synthetic derivative of the herbal active ingredient vasicine. It has been shown to increase the proportion of serous bronchial secretion, making it more easily expectorated. It is indicated as “secretolytic therapy in bronchopulmonary diseases associated with abnormal mucus secretion and impaired mucus transport”.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
BISOLVON Oral solution Health Products Regulatory Authority (IE) MPI, EU: SmPC

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