Expecto (Bromhexine HCl) is a highly effective mucolytic Expectorant.


    Expecto Syrup: Each 5 ml syrup contains Bromhexine Hydrochloride BP 4 mg.


    Expecto (Bromhexine HCl) is indicated in the treatment of respiratory disorders associated with productive cough. Expecto also helps to clear the chest by thinning the mucus in air passages.

Dosage & Administration

    The recommended doses for adults and children are stated below:
    Adult & Children over 12 years: 10 ml (2 teaspoons) 3 times daily.
    Children 6-12 years: 5 ml (1 teaspoon) 3 times daily.
    Children 2-6 years: 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) 3 times daily.

    Expecto is not recommended for children under 2 years of age without advice.


    Contraindicated to those who are hypersensitive to Bromhexine Hydrochloride.

Warning & Precautions

    Since mucolytics may disrupt the gastric mucosa. Bromhexine should be used with care in patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease. Care is also advisable in asthmatic patients. Clearance of bromhexine and its metabolites may be reduced in patients with severe hepatic or renal impairment.

Side effects

    Gastrointestinal side effects may occur occasionally with Bromhexine and a transient rise in serum aminotransferase values has been reported. Other reported adverse effects include headache, dizziness, sweating, and skin rash.

Drug interaction


Use in special groups

    Use in pregnancy: Special care is recommended during pregnancy. The benefits of Bromhexine must be assessed against possible effects on fetus.
    Use in lactation: Bromhexine is expected to enter into the breast milk. Therefore it is not recommended that Bromhexine be taken by lactating mothers.


    Expecto Syrup: Each bottle contains 100 ml syrup.