Can I use this product if I have asthma?
As our label states, you should not use Bronkaid® unless you have been told by a doctor that you have asthma. Bronkaid® Caplets provide temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma: wheezing, tightness of chest and shortness of breath. It helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus, drain bronchial tubes and make coughs more productive.
What is the recommended dosage?
Each package of Bronkaid® Caplets provides the following directions:
Adults and children 12 years and over
Children under 12 years of age
- 1 caplet every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
- Do not exceed recommended dose unless directed by a doctor.
Please note that each Bronkaid Caplet contains twice the level of active ingredients of Primatene® Tablets1
. It is important to read and follow the Drug Facts label directions to properly dose any OTC medicine.
Primatene® Tablets are a registered trademark of Armstrong Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Where can I find Bronkaid® in my store?
Bronkaid® must be purchased directly from the pharmacy counter. In most states it does not require a prescription, please check with your pharmacist.
Can I use Bronkaid® if I'm pregnant or nursing?
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing, seek the advice of a health professional before using this medication.
I am taking other medications. Will they interfere with Bronkaid®?
As with all over-the-counter medications, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before combining medications. It is important to ensure that the medications will not interact with each other. Do not use Bronkaid® while taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you are uncertain whether your prescription drug contains an MAOI, consult a health professional before taking this product.
What does MAOI mean?
MAOI is the abbreviation for the prescription medication monoamine oxidase inhibitors. These drugs may be used to treat psychiatric or emotional conditions, including depression, and for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
What is the formulation?
Bronkaid® Caplets contain the following active ingredients per caplet:
* 25 mg ephedrine sulfate
* 400 mg guaifenesin
And these inactive ingredients:
* carnauba wax
* corn starch
* croscarmellose sodium
* magnesium stearate
* magnesium trisilicate
* microcrystalline cellulose
* polyethylene glycol
* pregelatinized starch
What is the purpose of ephedrine sulfate?
Ephedrine sulfate is one of the active ingredients in Bronkaid® and is generally recognized as safe and effective by the FDA. It is a decongestant, which produces a narrowing of blood vessels allowing the person to breathe easier. Bronchodilators, such as ephedrine sulfate, act on specific receptors and cause the relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle, resulting in freer breathing and relief of chest tightness and wheezing. Ephedrine is the synthetic form of ephedra. In the synthetic form, the amount of ingredients per pill can be controlled whereas with herbal products they are not.
What is the purpose of guaifenesin?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that works to thin mucous making it easier to clear it from the lungs. It is believed to cause a reflex stimulation of bronchial glands, resulting in a decrease in the thickness of bronchial secretions.
What package sizes are available?
Bronkaid® Caplets are available in both a 24 and a 60 count package.
Does Bronkaid® contain a sleep aid?
No, Bronkaid® does not contain a sleep aid.
Can I take product that is past its expiration date?
We do not recommend using expired product and cannot assure the effectiveness of a product past its expiration date.
Should I take Bronkaid® with food?
Bronkaid® can be taken with or without food. However, when taking Bronkaid® you should avoid food or beverages that contain caffeine.
At the end of the day, it's an informed consumer that is most capable of making the best decisions about his or her health. Follow the links below for additional information on managing your asthma and the various treatments available today.