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Mucomyst (Acetylcysteine) – 20% Solution 10ml Generic

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10ml Vial

Chemical Name: ACETYLCYSTEINE (a-se-teel-SIS-teen)

Common uses

This medicine, when inhaled by mouth, is a mucolytic used to thin mucus
secretions in the lungs and bronchial tubes making breathing easier. Also, this
medicine, when swallowed, is used as an antidote to acetaminophen overdose. It
may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before
using

INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter
medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical
conditions, including breathing disorders, digestive system problems (peptic
ulcer disease, esophageal varices), allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

Directions

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. WHEN USED
TO THIN MUCUS, this medicine is inhaled into the lungs using a nebulizer. A
healthcare professional will demonstrate the proper way to use the nebulizer. Be
sure to only use the nebulizer recommended by your doctor. IF THIS MEDICINE IS
USED with a face mask, it may cause stickiness on your face. Remove the
stickiness by washing your face with water after using this medicine. THIS
MEDICINE MAY CHANGE COLOR in the opened bottle. This is harmless. STORE UNOPENED
BOTTLES OF THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. Opened
bottles of undiluted solution for inhalation may be stored in the refrigerator
for up to 4 days. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE AND YOU ARE USING IT
REGULARLY to thin mucus, use it as soon as possible and then go back to your
regular dosing schedule. FOR ACETAMINOPHEN OVERDOSE: When this medicine is
swallowed by mouth for acetaminophen overdose, take exactly as directed. It is
generally used every 4 hours. Diluted solutions to be swallowed should be used
within 1 hour of preparation. If you are using this medicine to treat
acetaminophen overdose and YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, contact your doctor
immediately.

Cautions

If you are using this medicine to thin mucus and your breathing does not improve
or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor as soon as possible. DO NOT
DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you
know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other
medicines, or with alcohol, may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other
potentially dangerous tasks. This medicine may initially produce a slight
disagreeable odor that soon disappears. This is harmless. DO NOT EXCEED THE
RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine more often than prescribed. FOR WOMEN: IF
YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks
of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS
EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are
using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks
to your baby.

Possible
side effects

WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE TO THIN MUCUS, side effects that may go away during
treatment include mouth or tongue irritation, clamminess, fever, nausea,
vomiting, runny nose, or unpleasant odor. If they continue or are bothersome,
check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you
experience rash, mouth sores, or breathing trouble. WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE TO
TREAT ACETAMINOPHEN OVERDOSE, it may cause drowsiness and/or cause or worsen
nausea and vomiting. Diluted solutions of this medicine may help lessen these
effects. Consult the pharmacist for instructions on the proper dilution of
acetylcysteine. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your
doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug
interactions

Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other. Check drug interactions

If you take
too much

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately.

Additional
information

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain
refills before your supply runs out.

 

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