1. What is the active ingredient in Mucosolvan?2

The active substance of Mucosolvan® is ambroxol, which is a derivative of vasicine. Vasicine is a naturally-occurring substance isolated from Adhatoda vasica, a plant drug used in Ayurvedic medicine.

2. Do I need to take Mucosolvan on an empty stomach?2

Mucosolvan can be taken with or without food.


3. What happens if I accidently take more than the recommended dose of Mucosolvan?2

No specific symptoms of Mucosolvan use overdose have been reported to date. In case of overdose, please consult a doctor as symptomatic treatment may be required.

4. What happens if I accidently give my child more or less than the recommended dose of Mucosolvan?84

As a general rule, read all the information on the medicine label and follow the directions. Do not give a child medicine more often or in greater amounts than is stated on the package.

5. What happens if I forget to take Mucosolvan?2

If you forget to take Mucosolvan or take too small a dose, wait until it is time to take your next dose and then continue taking Mucosolvan as instructed by your healthcare provider.

6. What happens if I stop taking Mucosolvan?2

If you stop treatment early, your symptoms may get worse.

7. What is the effect of Mucosolvan on bacteria and viruses?

Besides the influence of ambroxol on mucus clearance, further antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties have been described. Moreover, different studies have concluded direct and indirect anti-infectious properties by ambroxol.25

8. Can antihistamines help with a cough?

There is no strong evidence about the efficacy of antihistamines in managing cough. Older-generation antihistamines have been proposed to possess antitussive effects.86 Antitussives are effective in managing non-productive cough but not as effective with productive cough.86

Moreover, studies have shown that antihistamines have no role in the treatment of the common cold; they will not shorten the period of symptoms.85 However, antihistamines with sedative properties have been shown to suppress cough and cause drowsiness. They may be a suitable treatment for nocturnal cough.9