Ambroxol

Active ingredient 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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Ambroxol
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CB Mucolytics
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Medicines

Ambroxol is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Ambroxol is also found within below combination drugs:

MUCOSPAS

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

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Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

200168S0CL - AMBROXOL

CAS registry number

18683-91-5 - ambroxol

SNOMED-CT

698024002 - Ambroxol (substance)