Information about Acetylcysteine

    Acetylcysteine uses

    Acetylcysteine is used as mucolytic
    It is also used as an antidote in paracetamol poisoning.

    How acetylcysteine works

    Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic medication. It loosens thick mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe, and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also works as an antidote in paracetamol poisoning by replenishing the body's stores of glutathione, a chemical that removes toxic substances.

    Common side effects of acetylcysteine

    Skin rash, Itching

    Available Medicine for Acetylcysteine

    • ₹50 to ₹200
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹590
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹196 to ₹210
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹200
      Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹198
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹188
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹179
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹48 to ₹131
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹150
      Nexgen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹135
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Acetylcysteine

    • 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 22 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)