Each film coated tablet contains:
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
If you forget to take Acetyl cysteine, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take your tablet as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, then just take the next dose as usual.
As a mucolytic, it is believed that the free sulfhydryl groups in acetylcysteine react with the disulfide linkages of mucoproteins in bronchial secretions. This, in turn, acts to decrease the hypersecretion and viscosity of mucus secretions of the lungs and aids in the removal of these secretions through coughing, mechanical mechanisms, or postural drainage.
Antioxidants such as acetylcysteine may prevent tissue damage to various organs by scavenging oxygen free radicals (e.g., superoxides) or by other poorly understood mechanisms, such as stabilization of cellular signal transduction systems and reduced apoptosis (programmed cell death).
Reduction of sputum viscosity:
Adult: 600 mg once daily
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Due to the lack of sufficient data about the use of acetylcysteine in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, this medicine can only be used in these situations under a doctor’s order.
Diarrhea. fever. gastrointestinal discomfort. headache. hypotension. nausea. stomatitis. tinnitus. Vomiting.
If you accidentally take more Acetylcysteine than you have been prescribed, contact your doctor or get medical advice immediately.
Store below 30˚C. Protect from moisture and light.