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Ambroxol

Brand names: AMBROBENE AMBROHEXAL AMBROLAN AMXOL AXOL FLUIBRON HIVOTEX LYSOSPRAY MEDOVENT MUCOANGIN MUCOBROXOL MUCOCLEAR MUCOSAN MUCOSOLVAN MUCOSPAS (in combination) POLIBROXOL SHINOXOL STREPSILS CHESTY COUGH

Description

Ambroxol induces activation of the surfactant system by acting directly on the type II pneumocytes of the alveoles and the Clara cells in the region of the small airways. It promotes the formation and outward transfer of surface-active material in the alveolar and bronchial region of the foetal and adult lungs.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Ambroxol
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CB Mucolytics

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