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Composition FOR NACTAL(SLD)

Acetyl Cysteine(200mg),Ambroxol(30mg)

food interaction for NACTAL(SLD)

alcohol interaction for NACTAL(SLD)

pregnancy interaction for NACTAL(SLD)

lactation interaction for NACTAL(SLD)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nactal tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Nactal tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR NACTAL(SLD)

Acetyl Cysteine(200mg)

Uses

Acetyl Cysteine is used as mucolytic (loosen mucus in the airways)
It is also used as an antidote in paracetamol poisoning.

How it works

Acetyl Cysteine works as mucolytic by dissolving thick mucus in the nose, windpipe, and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also works as an antidote in paracetamol poisoning by restoring the body's supply of glutathione, a chemical that removes the harmful substance.

Common side effects

Skin rash, Itching
Ambroxol(30mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Ambroxol thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash

SUBSTITUTES FOR NACTAL(SLD)

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Expert advice FOR NACTAL(SLD)

  • Do not start or continue the acetyl cysteine if you are allergic to acetyl cysteine.
  • Consult your doctor before starting acetyl cysteine if you have lung diseases like asthma and bronchospasm.

Frequently asked questions FOR NACTAL(SLD)

Acetyl Cysteine

Q.

What is acetylcysteine?
Acetylcysteine is used in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning and as a mucolytic agent in the treatment of different respiratory problems. It is a prescription drug and should only be used as per the doctor's advice.

Q.

What is acetylcysteine used for?
Acetylcysteine injection is used for the treatment of paracetamol overdose (where you may have taken too much paracetamol).
Acetylcysteine powder is used to treat breathing difficulties caused by too much mucus in the lungs and airways or the mucus being too thick and sticky to cough up easily.

Q.

How does acetylcysteine work?
Acetylcysteine works as an antidote that decreases liver toxicity by neutralizing the toxic substance produced after a high dose of paracetamol has been taken. It also helps in thinning the mucus which helps in clearing the mucus from the lungs.

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Does acetylcysteine increase glutathione?
Yes, acetylcysteine increases the glutathione levels.

Q.

Does acetylcysteine cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with acetylcysteine. Ask your doctor in case you have weight gain while taking acetylcysteine.

Q.

What are the benefits of acetylcysteine?
Acetylcysteine is useful in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning and as a mucolytic agent in the treatment of different respiratory illnesses.

Q.

Where does acetylcysteine come from?
Acetylcysteine is an n-acetyl derivative of the endogenous amino acid L-cysteine.

Ambroxol

Q.

Is ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?
No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids

Q.

Is ambroxol good for dry cough?
No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.

Is ambroxol a prescription drug?
Cough syrups containing ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription

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Is ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?
Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor

Q.

Is ambrodil a cough syrup?
Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.

Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?
Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.

What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin

Q.

What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?
Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.

Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?
Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)