Ambroxol hydrochloride is a medication used to treat respiratory conditions such as cough, bronchitis, and respiratory tract infections. It is a mucolytic agent that works by breaking down and thinning the mucus in the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough up and clear from the airways. Ambroxol hydrochloride is available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, syrups, and inhalants. It is usually taken orally, and the dosage and frequency of administration depend on the severity of the condition being treated.
The hydrochloride part of the name refers to the fact that the medication is in a salt form, where the active ingredient, ambroxol, is combined with hydrochloric acid to form a stable, water-soluble compound. This salt form helps to improve the absorption and bioavailability of the medication when taken orally.