Information about Acetylcysteine
Acetylcysteine is used for respiratory disease with excessive mucus. It acts as mucolytic (loosen mucus in airways) when used in oral preparations while when used as injection it treats paracetamol overdose toxicity.
How Acetylcysteine works
Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) 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
Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Fever, Gastrointestinal discomfort
Available Medicine for Acetylcysteine
₹50 to ₹2426 variant(s)
MucomixSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
₹49 to ₹6136 variant(s)
₹91 to ₹2693 variant(s)
CoenacKoye Pharmaceuticals Pvt ltd
EffenacMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
NacfilFourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹59 to ₹2204 variant(s)
MucoviscTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
MucarylGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
EfetilIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Expert advice for Acetylcysteine
- You have been prescribed Acetylcysteine for the treatment of various respiratory conditions associated with excessive mucus production.
- It has a smelly odor. This is normal and does not indicate that the medicine has changed.
- Dissolve the effervescent tablet in half a glass of water. Drink the solution immediately.
- Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.