Administered orally – well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. T0.5 is 12 hours. Excreted by the kidneys, mainly in the form of metabolites. It passes through the blood-placenta barrier and into breast milk.
Indications: Bronchial diseases with thick, excessively sticky secretion, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, atelectasis as a result of bronchoconstriction by mucus, pulmonary complications after surgery and in the course of anesthesia, after diagnostic procedures on the bronchial tree.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to the drug. Caution in diseases with hyperresponsiveness of the bronchi, peptic ulcer disease. Do not use the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Side effects: Rare transient gastrointestinal disturbances, possible transient elevation of transaminases.