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Last Updated : Jul 2018
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General Information on Acetylcysteine

Generic Name : Acetylcysteine

Pronunciation : a-SEET-il-SIS-teen

Latest prescription information about Acetylcysteine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Expectorant and Cough Products

Trade Names/Brand Names of Acetylcysteine

India : 

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International : 

ACC, Acemuc, Acemuk, Acetyst, Acetadote, Asist, Bronkyl, Brunac eyedrops, Fluimucil, Fluimukan, Flumil, Flutafin, Lysox, Mucinac, Mucohelp, Mucolysin, Mucomelt-A, MUCOMIX, Mucomyst, NAC AL, Nytex, Parvolex, PharmaNAC, Rheunac, Siran, Solmucaïne, Trebon N, Vlenolys

Why is Acetylcysteine Prescribed? (Indications)

Acetylcysteine reduces the mucus plugging by breaking down the thick mucus in the airways and facilitates breathing in conditions like chronic bronchopulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis, a disorder that affects lungs.

It is also used to treat paracetamol overdose. 

When should Acetylcysteine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Acetylcysteine?

The recommended dose for most patients is 3 to 5 mL of the 20% solution or 6 to 10 mL of the 10% solution three to four times a day.

How should Acetylcysteine be taken?

It comes as a sterile unpreserved solution (not for injection) in vials containing a 10% (100 mg/mL) or 20% (200 mg/mL) solution of acetylcysteine.

What are the warnings and precautions for Acetylcysteine?

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

• Do not mix acetylcysteine with other inhaled medications unless directed by the doctor.

What are the side effects of Acetylcysteine?

Mouth ulcer, nausea, vomiting, fever, runny nose, drowsiness, clamminess, chest tightness, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) and breathing problem.

What are the other precautions for Acetylcysteine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Acetylcysteine?

Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light. After opening the vial, store in the refrigerator and use within 96 hours (4 days). The solution may change to a light purple color. This is normal and will not affect how the drug works.

Last Updated : Jul 2018
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KGD1973, India

MY SISTER-IN-LAW VOMITED BLOOD AFTER HAVING MUCINAC600MG TWICE YESTERDAY. PLEASE ADVICE WHAT TO DO NOW?

nabi1947, India

my mother age 85 years. using mucinac 600 since past one year. she is feeling cracks on tongue and breathing problem while going for toilet.As per MRI report findings-bilateral intestinal lung disease possibly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Pl.guide the further use of mucinac 600 [acetylcysteine ]

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