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Review: Bromhexine hydrochloride side effects

In this review, we analyze Bromhexine hydrochloride side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Bromhexine hydrochloride. The review is based on 296 people who have side effects while taking Bromhexine hydrochloride from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Bromhexine hydrochloride

Bromhexine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 318 users) has active ingredients of bromhexine hydrochloride. It is often used in cough.

On Feb, 25, 2015: 296 people who reported to have side effects when taking Bromhexine hydrochloride are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedThrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)n/an/aPainful Red Eyesn/an/aPleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedPneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (fungal infection of the lungs)Rash (redness)
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedMulti-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Interstitial Lung Disease
Pneumonia FungalMouth Haemorrhage (bleeding from mouth)Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedPyrexia (fever)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)Haemoglobin DecreasedPneumonia
Xeroderma (dry skin include itching and red, cracked or flaky skin)Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveLiver Function Test AbnormalPain In Extremity
Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Lymphocyte Count IncreasedHyperbilirubinaemia (excess of bilirubin in the blood)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Most common side effects by gender * :

Condition AggravatedPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pneumonia Nos
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Haemoglobin Decreased
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Interstitial Lung DiseaseAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Blood Creatinine IncreasedBlood Urea Increased
Pyrexia (fever)Pneumonia
Hepatocellular Damage (liver damage)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Tachycardia Nos (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)

Most common side effects by age * :

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)Anaphylactoid Reaction (type of anaphylaxis that does not involve an allergic reaction but is due to direct mast cell degranulation)Oral Mucosa Erosion (erosion of mouth mucous membrane)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)PneumoniaCyanosis (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)Dysuria (painful or difficult urination)Suicide AttemptSternal FractureMuscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)Haemoglobin Decreased
Lymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveBlood Urea IncreasedConjunctival Hyperaemia (congestion of conjunctival vessels)Tachycardia Nos (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Rash (redness)Pyrexia (fever)
Otitis Media Acute (rapid inflammation of the middle ear)Conjunctivitis (pink eye)Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)DiarrhoeaPain In ExtremityDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
PneumoniaBone Marrow FailurePharyngeal Erythema (pharyngeal redness)Condition AggravatedOpportunistic Infection (a microorganism that normally does not cause disease but becomes pathogenic when the body's immune system is impaired and unable to fight)Gait DisturbanceInterstitial Lung DiseasePneumonia Nos
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Stomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)Respiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)Transplant Rejection (a transplant material is not worked)Unresponsive To StimuliSinus Tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node)Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)Overdose NosNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges)FallBlood Creatinine Increased
HypersensitivityBlood Uric Acid DecreasedCorneal DisorderDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessHepatic Function Abnormal NosSinus Tachycardia (a heart rhythm with elevated rate of impulses originating from the sinoatrial node)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Blood Urea Increased
Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)Blood Potassium Increased (damage to or disease of the kidney)Erythema (redness of the skin)Coma Nec (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Drug HypersensitivityStatus Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)Neutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
Renal Failure Nos (kidney dysfunction)Beta 2 Microglobulin IncreasedAsthmaHepatocellular Damage (liver damage)Pseudarthrosis (bones that do not heal after fracture)PainEmphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)

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