Fluimucil 600 mg (Acetylcysteine) x 30 tabs

Price/Tab: $3.30
Generic Name: Acetylcysteine
Manufacturer: Zambon

Acetylcysteine, also known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC), is a medication that is used to treat paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose, and to loosen thick mucus in individuals with cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It can be taken intravenously, by mouth, or inhaled as a mist.


Acetylcysteine uses

Acetylcysteine is used to help thin and loosen mucus in the airways due to certain lung diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia). This effect helps you to clear the mucus from your lungs so that you can breathe easier.

Acetylcysteine indications

Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent, prescribed for chronic bronchopulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others. It works by thinning of mucus and ease its removal. It is also used in the management of paracetamol overdose.

Acetylcysteine contraindication


Acetylcysteine dosage

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.

Acetylcysteine usage

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.

Acetylcysteine precautions

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Do not mix Acetylcysteine with other inhaled medications unless directed by the doctor.

Acetylcysteine side effects

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

Acetylcysteine warning

Avoid excess dosage.

Acetylcysteine storage conditions

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.

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