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Composition

Acetyl Cysteine(600 mg)

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Acetyl Cysteine(600 mg)

Uses

Acetyl cysteine is used for the treatment of liver toxicity caused by paracetamol overdose. It is also used to thin and loosen the mucus in the airway due to certain lung diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia) and for the relief of dry eye syndromes associated with deficient tear secretion.

How it works

Acetyl cysteine acts against the chemicals ( metabolites) that are produced during paracetamol overdose. In lung diseases, it helps in thinning the mucus which helps in clearing the mucus from the lungs.

Common side effects

Nausea, Drowsiness, Bronchospasm, Chest tightness, Oral ulcer, Diarrhoea, Fever, Coughing up blood, Respiratory tract infection, Running nose, Thickened respiratory tract secretions, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES

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  • MUCINAC 600 MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 19.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 195
    pay 160% more per tablet
  • MUCOTAB 600MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 19.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 197
    pay 163% more per tablet
  • MUCOMIX 600 MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 16/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 160
    pay 113% more per tablet
  • EFFENAC 600MG TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 17.10/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 171
    pay 128% more per tablet
  • MUCOTAB ET TABLET
    (10 tablet in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 17.90/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 179
    pay 139% more per tablet

Expert advice

  • 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

Acetyl Cysteine

Q. What are n acetyl cysteine/Fourts-B/Mucinac 600 mg/Mucinac/Nefrosave/Nefrosave Forte used for?
These are brand names of acetyl cysteine. Nefrosave/Nefrosave Forte is used for the treatment of liver toxicity due to paracetamol overdose; Mucinac 600 mg/Mucinac/are used to thin and loosen the mucus in the airway due to certain lung diseases. Fourt-B is combination of acetyl cysteine and multivitamins, and is used for both treatment of paracetamol overdose and in acute cough with excessive or viscous mucus.
 
Q. What is Nacfil Forte/Nacfil/Ovacare Forte used for?
Nacfil Forte/Nacfil/Ovacare Forte contains acetyl cysteine, but it is used for the treatment of certain lung diseases. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Does n-acetyl cysteine increase glutathione? 
Yes, n-acetyl cysteine increases glutathione.
 
Q. Does n-acetyl cysteine cause weight gain?
N-acetyl cysteine causing this side effect is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
 
Q. How does n-acetyl cysteine work?
n-Acetyl cysteine works as antidote by reducing liver toxicity of NAPQI (n-acetyl-p-benzo-quinoneimine), a metabolic substance that is produced following high dose of paracetamol. It also helps in thinning the mucus which helps in clearing the mucus from the lungs.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)