Acetyl Cysteine is prescribed for decreasing the mucous secretion that occurs if you suffer from lung diseases such as bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. It can be taken with or without food. It is recommended to consume this medication at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It is vital to finish the course of medication.
Your doctor will prescribe the dose by examining your symptoms. It is important to complete the course of treatment and you must not stop taking it without informing your doctor. If you have missed a dose then take it as soon as you remember. However, you must never take a double dose. So, if it is already time for the next scheduled dose then skip the missed dose.
Fever, nausea, vomiting, and rash are some of the common side effects that may occur. Do not take this drug if you are allergic to any of its constituents. If you have a known allergy to some food or components, let your doctor know. Usually, it is suggested to consume plenty of fluids during the course of treatment.
Before taking this drug, inform your healthcare expert if you have asthma. In such cases, close monitoring is required. Your doctor should also if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. Also, talk to your doctor and inform him/her if you have any kidney or liver problems.
Since increased bronchial secretions may develop after inhalation, percussion, postural drainage and suctioning should follow; if bronchospasm occurs, administer a bronchodilator; discontinue acetylcysteine if bronchospasm progresses.
This medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Thickened Respiratory Tract Secretions
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Are there any pregnancy warnings?There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; use if only clearly needed only after consulting a doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; use if only clearly needed only after consulting a doctor.
Does this affect kidney function?The drug is safe to be consumed. You must still inform your doctor about your kidney problems before consuming this drug.
Does this affect liver function?The drug is safe to be consumed. However, patients having any liver ailment should talk with a doctor before consuming it.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It is safe to drive however avoid it if you are not able to concentrate or focus after consuming this drug.
What is the onset of action?Mucus liquefaction occurs maximally within 5-10 minutes, if inhaled.
How long is the duration of effect?Can persist for >1 hour after its administration.
Are there any overdose instructions?In case of an overdose, you may experience some side effects. Therefore, it is advised to take medical help immediately.
Are there any missed dose instructions?It is advised to not to miss a dosage since there is just one dose per day. Consume the missed dosage as soon as you remember.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Acetyl Cysteine as ingredient
This drug is a mucolytic medication. It helps by thinning the mucus (phlegm) so that it becomes easy to cough it out. Hence, it works by clearing the air passages and making breathing easier for patients suffering from respiratory problems.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Food
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