Drug ID: 1d00000022
Drug Name: Acetylcysteine
Generic Names: Mucosys (400mg) | Mucomelt (1000mg) | Nacfil (600mg) | Gluton (600mg) | Mucyst/Cilol (200mg) | Nacel (200mg) | Mucotyle (1000mg) | Mucomix (600mg) | Cilol (400mg) | Mucinac (600mg) | Style (400mg) | Mucosys (1000mg) | Cilol (1000mg) | Gluton (600mg) | Mucotyle (600mg) | Mucomix (400mg) | Flumucil (200mg) | Flumucil DT (200mg) | Mucinac (400mg) | Cilol (2000mg) | Mucyst (1000mg) | Mucomelt (200mg) | Mucare (400mg) | Mucyst (400mg) | Flumucil (100mg) | Mucohelp (1000mg) | Mucomix (1000mg) | Nacel (400mg) | Nacel (600mg) | Nacfil (600mg) | ACC | Acemuc | Acemuk | Acetyst | Acetadote | Asist | Bronkyl | Brunac eyedrops | Fluimucil | Fluimukan | Flumil | Flutafin | Lysox | Mucinac | Mucohelp | Mucolysin | Mucomelt-A | MUCOMIX | Mucomyst | NAC AL | Nytex | Parvolex | PharmaNAC | Rheunac | Siran | Solmuca´ne | Trebon N | Vlenolys
Category: Expectorant and Cough Products
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose for most patients is 3 to 5 mL of the 20% solution or 6 to 10 mL of the 10% solution three to four times a day.
Recommended In: This medication is a mucolytic agent, prescribed for chronic bronchopulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others. It works by thinning of mucus and ease its removal. It is also used in the management of paracetamol overdose.
Directions For Use: It comes as a sterile unpreserved solution (not for injection) in vials containing a 10% (100 mg/mL) or 20% (200 mg/mL) solution of acetylcysteine.
Storage: Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light. After opening the vial, store in the refrigerator and use within 96 hours (4 days). The solution may change to a light purple color. This is normal and will not affect how the drug works.
Dosage Forms: Sterile solution (not for injection use)
Side Effects: Mouth ulcer, nausea, vomiting, fever, runny nose, drowsiness, clamminess, chest tightness, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) and breathing problem.
In Case of Overdose: No information available.
Avoid If: Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Do not mix acetylcysteine with other inhaled medications unless directed by the doctor.
Drug Interaction: Drug stability and safety of acetylcysteine when mixed with other drugs in a nebulizer have not been established.