Can I use this product if I have asthma?
As our label states, you should not use Bronkaid® Max unless you have been told by a doctor that you have asthma. Bronkaid® Max Caplets provide temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma: wheezing, tightness of chest and shortness of breath. Each Bronkaid® Max caplet contains 25mg of the bronchodilator, ephedrine sulfate.
What is the recommended dosage?
Each package of Bronkaid® Max 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.
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® Max in my store?
Bronkaid® Max 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® Max 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® Max?
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® Max 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 are typically used to treat depression but may also be prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and several other disorders.
What is the formulation?
Bronkaid® Max Caplets contain the following active ingredients per caplet:
* 25 mg ephedrine sulfate
With the passage of the Cares Act in 2020 the makers of Bronkaid were required to reformulate the product to remove guaifenesin. The new formulation, called Bronkaid® Max , still contains the bronchodilator Ephedrine Sulfate, a safe and effective medicine aproved for the temporary relief of mind symptoms of intermittent asthma.
And these inactive ingredients:
*dibasic calcium phosphate
*cellulose, polyethylene glycol,
*polyvinyl alcohol, silicon
*dioxide, sodium starch glycolate,
*stearic acid, talc
What is the purpose of ephedrine sulfate?
Ephedrine sulfate is the active ingredient in Bronkaid® Max and is generally recognized as safe and effective by the FDA. It is a bronchodilator which widens the lung airways for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma. 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.
Has Bronkaid been reformulated?
With the passage of the Cares Act in 2020 the makers of Bronkaid were required to reformulate the product to remove guaifenesin. The new formulation, called Bronkaid® Max, still contains the bronchodilator Ephedrine Sulfate, a safe and effective medicine aproved for the temporary relief of mind symptoms of intermittent asthma.
What package sizes are available?
Bronkaid® Max Caplets are available in both a 24 and a 60 count package.
Does Bronkaid® Max contain a sleep aid?
No, Bronkaid® Max 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® Max with food?
Bronkaid® Max can be taken with or without food. However, when taking Bronkaid® Max 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.