OVANAC 600MG TABLET

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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

Flushing, Cough, Or bone pain/stiffness, Itching of skin, Slow heart rate, Muscle, Blurred vision, Nausea, Feeling of discomfort, Sweating, Skin rash, Abnormal blood counts, Vomiting, Low blood pressure, Puffy eyes, Swelling of eyes and lips, High blood pressure, Constriction of air passages or respiratory distress, Deterioration of liver function, Facial or eye pain, Joint, Chest tightness or pain, Raised temperature, Fits, Increased heart rate

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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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