Bisolvon<sup>®</sup> Chesty Forte Tablets

Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets
for Chesty Coughs

Take Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets to treat a chesty cough on the go. They are small, easy to swallow, and easy to carry and take on the go. They are available in packs of 30, 50, and 100.

Always read the label. Do not give to children under 6 years of age. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Contains lactose.

Suitable for Chesty Cough
Tablets
3x / day
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Indication

Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets are small and easy to swallow, making them convenient for treating chesty coughs when on the go. The non-drowsy formula means that you can take them when you’re working or on the road.

Dosage

Children 6 – 11 years of age:

1 tablet, three times a day when required.
Use in children aged 6 – 11 only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or nurse practitioner.
Do not use in children under 6 years of age.

Adults and children over 12 years of age:

1 tablet, three times a day when required (can be increased to 2 tablets, three times a day, for the first 7 days).

Ingredients

Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets contain the active ingredient bromhexine hydrochloride (8mg per tablet). They are available in blister packs of 30, 50 and 100. They are flavourless.

Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets are alcohol free, colour free and gluten free.

Bisolvon® Chesty Forte Tablets are non drowsy.

Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)

Please read the consumer medicine information leaflet carefully before use.

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To find out more about Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets:

 

You should ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets, or if you have any trouble before, during or after using Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.

What Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets are used for

 

Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets are used in conditions where breathing is difficult because there are a lot of secretions (also referred to as mucus) in your air passages. Such conditions include:

  • common cold
  • flu
  • infections of the respiratory tract

Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets contain bromhexine hydrochloride, which thins and loosens mucus to help clear stubborn chest congestion. Relieves chesty coughs and breathing difficulties due to excess mucus in cold, flu and respiratory tract infections.

Before you take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

When you must not take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

Do not take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets if you are allergic to bromhexine or to any of the other ingredients in Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.
These ingredients are listed in full at the end of this leaflet (see Ingredients).
Do not take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets if you have galactose intolerance.
The maximum recommended adult daily dose of Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets contain 444 mg of lactose.
If you are not sure if you have these allergies or this condition, you should raise those concerns with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use Bisolvon Chesty products in children under 6 years of age (see Children).
You should not use Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets after the EXPIRY DATE on the carton or container.
If you take this medicine after the expiry date, it may not work as well.
Do not use Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Before you start to take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

If you have a persistent or chronic cough such as coughs occurring with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or cough accompanied by excess phlegm, consult your doctor before taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.
Before taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets, you must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have, or have had, any of the following conditions:

  • liver problems
  • kidney problems
  • stomach ulcers

If you are not sure if you have, or have had, any of these conditions, you should raise those concerns with your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, obtained with or without a doctor’s prescription.
Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets may increase the amount of antibiotic penetration. Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections.

Pregnancy

 

Ask for your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant, or likely to become pregnant during your course of medication.
Special care is recommended during pregnancy. The benefits of Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets must be assessed against any risks. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets while you are pregnant.
The use of Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets during the first trimester is not recommended.

Breastfeeding

 

Ask for your doctor’s advice if you are breastfeeding, or likely to breastfeed during your course of medication.
Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets is expected to enter the breast milk.
It is not recommended that Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets be taken by women who are breastfeeding.

Children

 

Do not use Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets in children under 6 years of age. Use in children 6 – 11 years only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or nurse practitioner.
Bisolvon Chesty Oral Liquid and Bisolvon Chesty Forte Oral Liquid are also available for children between 6 and 11 years of age. Do not use Bisolvon Chesty Oral Liquid or Bisolvon Chesty Forte Oral Liquid in children under 6 years.

Taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

Recommended dose

 

The recommended doses for Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets in adults and children are stated below:
Adults and children over 12 years:
1 tablet three times a day when necessary.
This dose can be increased to 2 tablets three times a day for the first 7 days.
Children 6 – 11 years:
1 tablet three times a day when necessary.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you have been advised to take a different dose.

If you have taken too many Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

Immediately telephone your doctor, pharmacist or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26 in Australia; 0800 764 766 in New Zealand) if you think you or anyone else may have taken too many Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.
Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

While you are taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

When you take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets, you may notice an increase in thin watery mucus from your air passages. This is common when you take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets and is due to the way Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets works, helping to remove mucus by making it easier to cough up.

Things you must do

 

If your symptoms persist, you should contact your doctor for further advice.
Your doctor will assess your condition and decide if you should continue to take Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets or if a new treatment plan is needed.
Stop taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any skin reaction with severe blisters and bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose or genitals. These may be symptoms of a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention.
There have been very rare reports of severe skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Lyell’s Syndrome with products containing bromhexine.

Effects on ability to drive or operate machinery

 

When used as recommended, and when there are no side effects, Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets are not known to have any effect on the ability to drive or operate machinery.

Side effects

 

You should be aware that all medicines carry some risks and that all possible risks may not be known at this stage despite thorough testing.
Ask for the advice of your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about the effects of taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.
Side effects from Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets include:

  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • other mild stomach problems
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • sweating
  • temporary rise in some liver enzyme levels

Serious allergic reactions have occurred with the use of Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets. Symptoms of allergic reactions may include:

  • skin rashes, including pinkish, itchy swellings (also called hives)
  • difficulty in breathing
  • swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you experience any side effects during or after taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets, so that these may be properly treated.
In addition, unexpected effects, not listed above, can occur with any medicine.
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything unusual, during or after taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets.

After taking Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets

 

Storage

 

Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets should be kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C.
Do not store in direct sunlight or heat.
For example, do not leave it in the car on hot days.
Keep Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets where children cannot reach it.

Product Description

 

What is Bisolvon Chesty

 

Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets is the brand name of your medicine. The tablets are round, white and bevel-edged. One side is scored and impressed with ’51B’ on both sides of the score. The other is impressed with the company logo.
Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets are available in Australia in blister packs of 30s, 50s and 100s.
Each carton is labelled with the Australian Registration Number AUST R 125375.

Ingredients

 

Each Bisolvon Chesty Forte tablet contains bromhexine hydrochloride 8 mg.
Bisolvon Chesty Forte Tablets also contain:

  • lactose
  • maize starch
  • magnesium stearate