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Brand & Generic Names

Brondecon Brondelate

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? No
  • Drug class: Bronchodilator (xanthine), cough/cold preparation


  • Treatment for bronchial asthma symptoms.
  • Loosens mucus in respiratory passages from allergies and infections.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Tablet or elixir--Swallow with liquid. If you can't swallow whole, crumble tablet and take with liquid or food.

When to take:
Most effective taken on empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. However, may take with food to lessen stomach upset.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't double this dose).

What drug does:
Relaxes and expands bronchial tubes.
Increases production of watery fluids to thin mucus so it can be coughed out or absorbed.

Time lapse before drug works:
15 to 30 minutes.

Don't take with:
Any stimulant.
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


Restlessness, irritability, confusion, delirium, convulsions, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, coma.


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    Difficult breathing, Discontinue. Seek irregular or fast emergency treatment. heartbeat.


    Headache, irritability, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, drowsiness.


  • Hives, rash, red or flushed face, diarrhea, heartburn, muscle twitching.
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, appetite loss.


    None expected.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:

  • You are allergic to any cough or cold preparation containing guaifenesin or any bronchodilator.
  • You have an active peptic ulcer.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have had impaired kidney or liver function.
  • If you have gastritis, peptic ulcer, high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • If you take medication for gout.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons. For drug to work, you must drink 8 to 10 glasses of fluid per day.

Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use.

Drug passes into milk. Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on maintaining milk supply.

Infants & children:
Use only under medical supervision.

Prolonged use:

  • Stomach irritation.
  • Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies to check serum oxtriphylline levels, lung function.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Avoid if lightheaded or dizzy. Otherwise, no problems expected.

May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Follow doctor's instructions.

No problems expected.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

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Allopurinol Decreased allopurinol effect.
Anticoagulants* Possible risk of bleeding.
Ephedrine Increased effect of both drugs.
Epinephrine Increased effect of both drugs.
Erythromycins* Increased bronchodilator effect.
Furosemide Increased furosemide effect.
Lincomycins* Increased bronchodilator effect.
Lithium Decreased lithium effect.
Probenecid Decreased effect of both drugs.
Propranolol Decreased bronchodilator effect.
Rauwolfia alkaloids* Rapid heartbeat.
Sulfinpyrazone Decreased sulfinpyrazone effect.
Troleandomycin Increased bronchodilator effect.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Caffeine drinks. Nervousness and insomnia. You must
drink 8 to 10 glasses of fluid per
day for drug to work.
Cocaine: Excess stimulation. Avoid.
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: Slightly increased antiasthmatic
effect of bronchodilator.
Tobacco: Decreased bronchodilator effect and
harmful for all conditions
requiring bronchodilator treatment.

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