Acetyl Cysteine

    Information about Acetyl Cysteine

    Acetyl cysteine uses

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

    How acetyl cysteine 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 of acetyl cysteine

    Skin rash, Itching

    Available Medicine for Acetyl Cysteine

    • ₹50 to ₹200
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹590
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹179 to ₹210
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹200
      Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹198
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹171
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹179
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹179
      Koye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹48 to ₹131
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹196
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Acetyl Cysteine

    • 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)