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What is bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis is a chronic condition of the lungs in which the bronchial walls are thickened due to an infection of the airway. The bronchial walls also become flabby and scarred, resulting in permanent damage.

In this condition, the airways lose their ability to clear out mucus. The mucus gets accumulated and creates a favourable environment for the growth of bacteria, leading to repeated lung infections.

Such repeated infections in the lungs result in reduced ability to move air in and out of the airways, which, in turn, causes a reduction in oxygen supply to the vital organs.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The common symptoms of bronchiectasis are:

  • Frequently coughing up phlegm
  • Breathlessness which increases during exertion
  • Whistling sound while breathing (wheezing)
  • Pain in chest
  • Clubbing of fingertips – tissue below the nail thickens and fingertips become round and bulbous
  • Over time, blood with mucus may be coughed up

What are its main causes?

In most instances, bronchiectasis is the result of infection of the airway which causes thickening of the walls. However, in some cases, the cause is not known (idiopathic bronchiectasis).

A few of the causative factors include:

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The doctor listens for abnormal lung sounds with a stethoscope and may advise complete blood tests to check for infection.

  • Sputum test – to check whether it contains bacteria or fungi
  • X-ray of the chest or CT scan
  • Pulmonary function test measures the quantity of air breathed in and out and how fast it is done. It also checks how much oxygen is passed into the blood
  • Sweat test to check for cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchoscopy may be done to view the inside of the airways

Bronchiectasis is generally managed as follows:

  • Medicines like antibiotics, expectorants and mucolytics are commonly used. Other medicines like bronchodilators and corticosteroids are used as per the need
  • Hydration – drinking plenty of water is recommended, as it moistens the airways and reduces the stickiness of mucus so that it can be easily coughed out
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Oxygen therapy

Living with bronchiectasis:

  • If you suffer from bronchiectasis, you should take precautions to avoid lung infections like pneumonia. Wash your hands frequently to avoid bacterial infections and also check with your doctor for pneumonia vaccines.
  • You should follow healthy eating habits, avoid smoking and stay well hydrated.
  • Being physically active can help as well.
  1. Medicines for Bronchiectasis
  2. Doctors for Bronchiectasis
Dr. Yogesh Parmar

Dr. Yogesh Parmar

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Dr. Vijay Pawar

Dr. Vijay Pawar

कान, नाक और गले सम्बन्धी विकारों का विज्ञान

Dr. Ankita Singh

Dr. Ankita Singh

कान, नाक और गले सम्बन्धी विकारों का विज्ञान

Medicines for Bronchiectasis

Medicines listed below are available for Bronchiectasis. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
AdoxAdox Tablet180.0
BiodoxiBiodoxi 100 Mg Tablet12.0
CodoxCodox 100 Mg Capsule18.0
Codox LCodox L 100 Mg Capsule56.0
CordoxCordox 100 Mg Tablet29.0
DelineDeline 100 Mg Capsule17.0
Detab PlusDetab Plus Tablet46.0
DetabDetab Tablet10.0
DetaxlDetaxl 120 Mg Injection15570.0
DifidoxDifidox 100 Mg Injection399.0
DmtDmt 100 Mg Capsule31.0
Doc DrDoc Dr 100 Mg Tablet49.0
DoxDox 10 Mg Capsule14.0
Doxid (Drakt)Doxid 100 Mg Tablet45.0
DoxificDoxific 100 Mg Injection359.0
DoxikaDoxika 100 Mg Tablet10.0
Dox MDox M 100 Mg Capsule12.0
DoxmoDoxmo 100 Mg Tablet14.0
Doxmo TzDoxmo Tz Tablet42.0
DoxolDoxol Tablet6.0
DoxtDoxt 100 Mg Tablet15.0
Doxy 24Doxy 24 Tablet26.0
DoxyclinDoxyclin 100 Mg Capsule17.0
Doxycycline 100 Mg CapsuleDoxycycline 100 Mg Capsule19.0
DoxydayDoxyday 100 Mg Tablet318.0
DoxylabDoxylab 100 Mg Capsule34.0
DoxylebDoxyleb 100 Mg Capsule15.0
DoxylinDoxylin 100 Mg Capsule13.0
DoxylivDoxyliv 100 Mg Tablet13.0
DoxypalDoxypal 100 Mg Capsule Dr67.0
Doxyrek DrDoxyrek Dr 100 Mg Capsule39.0
Doxy ( A N Pharmacia)Doxy Tablet69.0
Doxytab (Omega)Doxytab Tablet29.0
DoxytinDoxytin Tablet67.0
DoxytopDoxytop 100 Mg Tablet9.0
DoxywellDoxywell 100 Mg Tablet11.0
DuradoxDuradox Capsule13.0
LaaLaa 100 Mg Capsule52.0
LandoxLandox 100 Mg Tablet170.0
LenteclinLenteclin 100 Mg Capsule10.0
Martidox MMartidox M 100 Mg Tablet8.0
NabNab 100 Mg Tablet34.0
Nee (Bennet)Nee 100 Mg Tablet Dt59.0
NovadoxNovadox 100 Mg Tablet6.0
NudoxyNudoxy 100 Mg Capsule10.0
RalidexRalidex 100 Mg Capsule456.0
RapidoxynRapidoxyn 100 Mg Tablet6.0
SeadoxSeadox 100 Mg Tablet8.0
SwidoxSwidox 100 Mg Capsule10.0
TabdoxTabdox 100 Mg Tablet142.0
UltracyclineUltracycline 100 Mg Capsule8.0
WedoxWedox 100 Mg Tablet27.0
Akem TabletAkem Tablet Dt64.0
AndoxAndox Tablet37.0
BidoxBidox 100 Mg Tablet11.0
CadoxyCadoxy 100 Mg Capsule8.0
DcDc 100 Mg Capsule9.0
DocmycinDocmycin 100 Mg Tablet11.0
Dox (Dd Pharma)Dox 75 Mg Capsule57.0
DoxicipDoxicip 100 Mg Capsule10.0
DoxitabDoxitab Tablet35.0
DoxitasDoxitas 100 Mg Tablet17.0
DoxycylineDoxycyline Capsule13.0
DoxygatesDoxygates Tablet37.0
DoxygeeDoxygee 100 Mg Tablet8.0
DoxynDoxyn 100 Mg Tablet16.0
Doxy PlusDoxy Plus 100 Mg Tablet57.0
DoxyricDoxyric 100 Mg Tablet47.0
DoxytabDoxytab 100 Mg Tablet31.0
EffidoxEffidox 100 Mg Capsule28.0
EldoxEldox 100 Mg Capsule29.0
G DoxG Dox Capsule7.0
LytedoxLytedox Tablet24.0
Lytedox LbLytedox Lb Tablet28.0
MinicyclineMinicycline Capsule11.0
MonodoxMonodox Capsule24.0
Mydox SMydox S Tablet53.0
NicodoxyNicodoxy 100 Mg Capsule9.0
Novadox (Radicura)Novadox 100 Mg Tablet98.0
NurodoxNurodox Capsule75.0
OdclinOdclin 100 Mg Capsule29.0
QuidoxQuidox 100 Mg Capsule10.0
R DoxR Dox 100 Mg Tablet34.0
RevidoxRevidox 100 Mg Tablet7.0
Sandox CpSandox Cp 100 Mg Tablet121.0
Sk DoxSk Dox Tablet14.0
SolomycinSolomycin 50 Mg Tablet14.0
TetradoxTetradox 100 Mg Capsule41.0
ZeedoxyZeedoxy Capsule9.0
Asthalin Sa TabletAsthalin Sa 4 Mg Tablet5.9
AsthaventAsthavent 2.5 Mg Respules3.9
BrethmolBrethmol 2 Mg Syrup13.15
Durasal Cr CapsuleDurasal Cr 4 Mg Capsule6.55
Gracof Plus SyrupGracof Plus Syrup47.0
Salbair Resp SolutionSalbair Resp 5 Mg Solution7.5
Salbetol TabletSalbetol 2 Mg Tablet1.57
Salbutamol SolutionSalbutamol Respirator Solution13.27
Salsol NebuliserSalsol 2.5 Mg/3 Ml Nebuliser21.2
VentirexVentirex 2 Mg Syrup14.28
Asthacure SyrupAsthacure 2 Mg Syrup31.27
AsthalinAsthalin 0.5% Solution15.2
Broncocet SyrupBroncocet 1 Mg/5 Ml Syrup15.5
Brosol SuspensionBrosol 2 Mg Suspension31.0
DurasalDurasal 4 Mg Tablet6.7
Durasal Breathaler InhalerDurasal Breathaler 100 Mcg Inhaler82.23
SalbidSalbid 2 Mg Tablet1.39
SalbusunSalbusun 2 Mg Tablet2.21
Salbutamol 2 Mg TabletSalbutamol 2 Mg Tablet2.47
Salmaplon TabletSalmaplon 2 Mg Tablet1.16
VentVent 250 Mg Inhaler390.0
VentorlinVentorlin 100 Mcg Inhaler105.27
Astinol InhalerAstinol Inhaler64.3
Bronkonat InhalerBronkonat 100 Mcg Inhaler80.85
Salbutamol 2 Mg SyrupSalbutamol 2 Mg Syrup14.04
Salbutamol Resp SolutionSalbutamol Resp Solution13.27
Vanteez SyrupVanteez Syrup42.5
ButabromButabrom 100 Mg/4 Mg/2.5 Mg Tablet0.0
Exiplon Br SyrupExiplon Br 1 Mg/50 Mg/2 Mg Syrup27.62
Adoxy Lb CapsuleAdoxy Lb Capsule59.0
Doxol LbDoxol Lb Tablet47.16
Doxy 1 Ld R ForteDoxy 1 Ld R Forte Capsule71.75
Microdox LbxMicrodox Lbx Capsule63.5
CodoCodo Capsule Xl56.17
Doxt SlDoxt Sl Capsule63.0
Doxy Plus LbDoxy Plus Lb Tablet52.0
DoxytasDoxytas Tablet10.0
Zedox LbZedox Lb Capsule32.62
Durabec Breath InhalerDurabec Breath Inhaler111.0
VentorideVentoride 100 Mcg/50 Mg Inhaler104.2
Vent Plus Easecaps CapsuleVent Plus Easecaps 200 Mcg/100 Mcg Capsule30.12
Aerotide Forte DisketteAerotide Forte 400 Mcg/200 Mcg Diskette14.57
AerotideAerotide 200 Mcg/100 Mcg Inhaler59.2
Aerovent InhalerAerovent Inhaler158.75
Derisone RespicapDerisone 200 Mcg/100 Mcg Respicap19.0
KufrilKufril 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Drop40.5
Prescuf XpPrescuf Xp 0.5 Mg/7.5 Mg/12.5 Mg Drop25.97
Airomol PdAiromol Pd 2 Mg/50 Mg Liquid17.4
Broncure TabletBroncure 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet3.65
Bronkasma Ls TabletBronkasma Ls 100 Mg/2 Mg Tablet62.81
Brosal T, TabletBrosal T 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet7.67
Durasalyn CrDurasalyn Cr 4 Mg/200 Mg Capsule31.0
Nova Ventiphylline ForteNova Ventiphylline Forte 4 Mg/200 Mg Tablet16.0
SalbuphylSalbuphyl Forte Tablet6.8
Salbusun TSalbusun T 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet2.21
SalonimarSalonimar 4 Mg/200 Mg Tablet28.82
Theo AsthacureTheo Asthacure 10 Mg/50 Mg Syrup10.32
VentiphyllineVentiphylline 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet8.8
Ventirex PlusVentirex Plus 100 Mg/2 Mg Tablet6.0
Asthelite ForteAsthelite Forte 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet14.15
AstheliteAsthelite 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet2.18
BreezerBreezer Syrup1375.0
Bronko Plus ForteBronko Plus Forte Tablet8.67
Bronko PlusBronko Plus 2 Mg/100 Mg Syrup44.43
Theo SalbidTheo Salbid 2 Mg/100 Mg Tablet2.21
AlbutamolAlbutamol 2 Mg/200 Mg/8 Mg Tablet0.0
Asthacure PlusAsthacure Plus Ds Tablet0.0
Brosal ForteBrosal Forte Tablet0.0
Butabrom DsButabrom Ds 100 Mg/4 Mg/2.5 Mg Tablet0.0
AlerginAlergin 100 Mg/20 Mg/15 Mg Tablet37.5
Azmino PlusAzmino Plus Tablet12.9
Brosmin ForteBrosmin Forte Tablet16.8
BrosminBrosmin Expectorant49.47
EfelinEfelin Tablet3.69
Eto SalbetolEto Salbetol Tablet4.35
MegaventMegavent Expectorant46.0
Megavent ForteMegavent Forte Tablet22.0
Somavent ForteSomavent Forte 4 Mg/200 Mg/8 Mg Tablet25.0
Ventidil B SVentidil B S Syrup32.81
Alernyl BAlernyl B Syrup 4 Mg/100 Mg/1 Mg/2 Mg40.0
DylasolDylasol Expectorant60.0
Benylin EBenylin E Syrup36.11
New EascofNew Eascof Syrup42.86
OkarilOkaril Expectorant70.0
Pedex SPedex S Syrup41.98
Synabron ExpectorantSynabron Expectorant42.0
TordexTordex Syrup63.0
Viscodyne SViscodyne S 4 Mg/100 Mg/1 Mg/2 Mg Syrup67.46
Ambril PlusAmbril Plus 0.5 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup59.95
Ambrotis GsAmbrotis Gs Syrup52.0
BrodilBrodil 50 Mg/1.25 Mg/15 Mg Syrup63.99
BroxBrox 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup28.12
Dew CorilDew Coril Syrup39.96
Honeysip LsHoneysip Ls 30 Mg/50 Mg/1 Mg Syrup55.0
MeritusMeritus 15 Mg/50 Mg/1 Mg Expectorant66.0
MonohistMonohist 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup51.97
New VentakofNew Ventakof 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Expectorant34.2
Rem Cc XpRem Cc Xp Expectorant36.0
RespiraRespira 15 Mg/100 Mg/1 Mg Tablet3.6
Terbolax STerbolax S 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup17.76
VentabromVentabrom 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup60.71
VentisolVentisol 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Expectorant42.08
EcoliteEcolite 0.5 Mg/7.5 Mg/12.5 Mg Drop26.62
Ephex AEphex A Syrup47.1
HustusHustus Expectorant65.0
LarybroLarybro Drops30.0
Mucobar LsMucobar Ls Syrup60.0
Mucoform AxMucoform Ax 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup17.96
Muspel AxMuspel Ax Syrup59.93
New Deletus LsNew Deletus Ls 30 Mg/50 Mg/1 Mg Syrup75.0
SalmintSalmint 1 Mg/30 Mg/50 Mg Syrup69.5
Saltol PlusSaltol Plus 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Liquid50.35
Sudarest AxSudarest Ax 2 Mg/30 Mg/50 Mg Syrup48.75
Suprivent ASuprivent A 1 Mg/15 Mg/50 Mg Syrup35.85
Ambrodil SAmbrodil S Syrup17.65
Ambro SAmbro S 2 Mg/30 Mg Tablet12.9
ExecofExecof Syrup33.58
FilistinFilistin 1 Mg/30 Mg Syrup42.2
ResRes 1 Mg/15 Mg Liquid298.58
SalbrexSalbrex Expectorant38.05
Servil Baby SyrupServil Baby Syrup10.85
Siokof AsSiokof As Syrup63.0
S MucoliteS Mucolite 30 Mg/2 Mg Syrup66.0
Ambril SAmbril S 2 Mg/30 Mg Liquid13.4
BroventBrovent 1 Mg/15 Mg Syrup42.88
Respolite SRespolite S 2 Mg/30 Mg Syrup36.48
Salbutol ASalbutol A 1 Mg/15 Mg Syrup29.16
Salhexin PaedSalhexin Paed Syrup51.01
SalmucoliteSalmucolite 2 Mg/30 Mg Liquid32.0
SalphyllinSalphyllin 1 Mg/15 Mg Syrup25.62
Ambrolite StAmbrolite St 100 Mg/30 Mg/2 Mg Tablet0.0
Ambro PdAmbro Pd 100 Mg/30 Mg/2 Mg Syrup0.0
Asthalack AAsthalack A 100 Mg/30 Mg/2 Mg Tablet0.0
Duvent PdDuvent Pd Liquid0.0
Broncocet ForteBroncocet Forte Syrup47.0
Respolite StRespolite St 100 Mg/30 Mg/2 Mg Syrup67.15
Theo SalhexinTheo Salhexin 50 Mg/15 Mg/1 Mg Syrup50.0
Asmatide BrAsmatide Br 4 Mg/8 Mg/200 Mg Tablet3.76
ShwasShwas 8 Mg/2.4 Mg/100 Mg Capsule30.0
EtosalbetolEtosalbetol 1 Mg/4 Mg/50 Mg Syrup16.56
Asthacure AmAsthacure Am Syrup26.7
FrankoffFrankoff Syrup65.0
KofgonKofgon Syrup52.0
AmcofAmcof Expectorant60.0
CofsolCofsol Expectorant49.2
Mucobar SMucobar S Syrup59.0
New Epixyl SyrupNew Epixyl Syrup46.2
Recofast SRecofast S Suspension37.77
AsthavilAsthavil Tablet0.0
DecodilDecodil Syrup0.0
ExpelExpel 2 Mg/4 Mg Syrup0.0
SobrexSobrex 2 Mg/4 Mg Syrup0.0
VentilateVentilate 2 Mg/8 Mg Syrup0.0
Ventilate ForteVentilate Forte 4 Mg/16 Mg Tablet0.0
BromsalBromsal Syrup50.0
BronkoBronko Syrup58.71
CafolCafol Syrup42.2
Covent KidCovent Kid 1 Mg/4 Mg Expectorant13.12
C S PlusC S Plus Syrup27.82
DecorilDecoril Syrup 100 Ml50.0
InstarylInstaryl Tablet20.18
Mucolinc ExpectorantMucolinc Expectorant62.5
SalbutolSalbutol Syrup22.0
SalmodilSalmodil 2 Mg/4 Mg Syrup57.0
SalpallinSalpallin Syrup20.01
Saltol KidSaltol Kid 1 Mg/4 Mg Syrup48.11
Salvent BrSalvent Br Syrup32.13
ToxoliteToxolite 2 Mg/8 Mg Syrup37.5
Combimist LCombimist L 1.25 Mcg/500 Mcg Respules150.0
VentipraVentipra 200 Mcg/40 Mcg Capsule59.65
Ventipra MdiVentipra Mdi 100 Mcg/20 Mcg Inhaler182.2
AeromistAeromist 2.5 Mcg/500 Mcg Solution6.14
CombimistCombimist 2.5 Mg/500 Mg Respules4.47
Dox M OzDox M Oz 100 Mg/500 Mg/50 Mg Tablet85.0
Dox M StDox M St 100 Mg/15 Mg Tablet0.0
DoxysepDoxysep 100 Mg/10 Mg Tablet0.0
Dx 24 SDx 24 S 100 Mg/15 Mg Tablet0.0
Minicycline PlusMinicycline Plus Capsule35.86
Dox M TzDox M Tz 100 Mg/600 Mg Tablet65.0
ImidoxImidox 100 Mg/600 Mg Tablet69.0
TidoTido Tablet55.0
DobactDobact Tablet75.2
Doxypal Dr LDoxypal Dr L Capsule67.75
Salbair I Salbair I 100 Mcg/40 Mcg Transcaps73.5
DurasalynDurasalyn 50 Mg/1 Mg Liquid36.0
Onimar PdOnimar Pd 50 Mg/1 Mg Syrup32.28
Ventiphylline PdVentiphylline Pd 50 Mg/1.5 Mg Syrup27.0
AiromolAiromol 100 Mg/2 Mg Liquid197.4
Asthelite PdAsthelite Pd Syrup14.35
Megavent PdMegavent Pd Syrup38.93
Nova VentiphyllineNova Ventiphylline Tablet8.8
Durasalyn DrcmDurasalyn Drcm 200 Mg/4 Mg/8 Mg Capsule31.0
Durasalyn PaedDurasalyn Paed 50 Mg/1 Mg/4 Mg Liquid36.0
Hista BrHista Br Syrup38.62
KofnilKofnil 2 Mg/100 Mg/4 Mg Syrup62.73
KofoutKofout Syrup50.0
RespillinRespillin Expectorant26.66
Servil SServil S Syrup74.81
Synabron ForteSynabron Forte 2 Mg/8 Mg/100 Mg Tablet12.47
Synabron TabSynabron Tab 2 Mg/100 Mg/8 Mg Tablet9.29
Terex BsTerex Bs 4 Mg/2 Mg/50 Mg Syrup55.0
Tuspel PxTuspel Px 2 Mg/1 Mg/50 Mg Syrup17.27
Viscodyne CViscodyne C 4 Mg/2 Mg/100 Mg Syrup65.0
AlkofAlkof 100 Mg/2 Mg/10 Mg Tablet40.0
AntitusAntitus Syrup26.8
AstexAstex Expectorant17.01
BreathBreath Syrup16.87
BrogusBrogus Syrup27.08
BrolaxBrolax Tablet7.5
Bronkotab ExBronkotab Ex Tablet5.2
BuscorilBuscoril Syrup12.22
DecoffDecoff Syrup20.66
EascofEascof Expectorant42.86
KufrestKufrest Syrup13.75
LinsaLinsa Syrup31.25
Linsa JuniorLinsa Junior Syrup29.68
SalbunexSalbunex Syrup18.56
SalburilSalburil Syrup14.68
SalbuwoxSalbuwox Syrup16.95
SalcareSalcare 50 Mg Syrup37.13
SalcorylSalcoryl Syrup40.08
SalhexinSalhexin Syrup43.47
Sinus CmSinus Cm Expectorant38.0
SpasmonylSpasmonyl Syrup23.12
SudinSudin Kid Syrup58.0
SupriventSuprivent Syrup35.86
Zydril ExpectZydril Expect Syrup10.63
Ec DoxEc Dox 30 Mg/100 Mg Tablet55.0
Histonate PlusHistonate Plus 2 Mg/100 Mg Expectorant11.0
Deletus ADeletus A Liquid10.67
New AiromlNew Airoml 1 Mg/50 Mg/0.5 Mg Liquid17.4
New Ventiphylline PdNew Ventiphylline Pd 1.5 Mg/50 Mg/0.5 Mg Syrup27.0
Rez Q DRez Q D 600 Mg/100 Mg Tablet223.36
Ventex PedVentex Ped 85 Mg/1 Mg Syrup46.96
DeriventDerivent 2.5 Mg/100 Mg Tablet29.0

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