Bromhexine HCl


Bromhexine is mucolytic agent used for a variety of respiratory conditions associated with increased mucus secretion. It is derived from the Adhatoda vasica plant and aids in the clearance of excess mucus, improving breathing and reducing cough. It was introduced into the market in 1963, and is widely available as an over-the-counter drug in many countries.1 Recently, bromhexine and its metabolite ambroxol have garnered interest for the potential prevention and treatment of COVID-19 due to their interactions with cell receptors in the lungs



Bromhexine HCL Properties:

  • CAS Number: 611-75-6
  • Superlist Name: Bromhexine hydrochloride
  • Formula: C14H20Br2N2.HCl
  • Molecular Weight:412.64
  • Synonyms: Benzenemethanamine,2-amino-3,5-dibromo-N-cyclohexyl-N-methyl-, monohydrochloride (9CI); 2-Amino-3,5-dibromo-N-cyclohexyl-N-methylbenzylamine monohydrochloride; Auxit; Bisolvon; Bisolvon hydrochloride; Bromhexine chloride; Bromhexine monohydrochloride; Ophtosol; Quentan; Toluene-a,2-diamine,3,5-dibromo-Na-cyclohexyl-Na-methyl-, monohydrochloride (8CI)
  • EINECS: 210-280-8
  • Melting Point: 240-244 degree centigrade
  • Boiling Point: 441.5 degree centigrade¬†at 760 mmHg
  • Flash Point: 220.8 degree centigrade
  • Appearance: White Solid
  • Risk Codes: 20/21/22-36/37/38
  • Safety: 22-24/25-36-26

How to use:

Bromhexine hydrochloride is obtained by combining equal amounts of bromhexine and hydrogen chloride. This mucolytic is used to treat respiratory disorders that cause productive coughs.