Application: expectorant – cough suppressant – easier breathing in lung diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, etc.
Pharmaceutical forms of acetylcysteine
- Effervescent tablets, solution (inhaler), eye drops
Pharmacological information of inhaled acetylcysteine
Acetylcysteine is a laxative that, if inhaled orally, helps to open and empty the airway mucosa due to certain respiratory diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia). This medicine helps the patient clear mucus from the lungs so that the patient can breathe more easily.
Acetylcysteine eye drops and acetylcysteine effervescent tablets also have other medical uses that you should get complete information about by referring to the relevant page.
Dosage and method of inhaled acetylcysteine
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with inhaled acetylcysteine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of inhaled acetylcysteine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
- Do not use inhaled acetylcysteine with other inhaled drugs arbitrarily and without a doctor’s prescription.
- Try to take your doses every day for an hour.
- You may notice bad breath after using inhaled acetylcysteine, this odor will go away soon, you can use a mouth mask so that your bad breath does not bother others.
- Tell your doctor if you vomit one hour after taking this medicine, as you may need to take the medicine again.
Contraindications to inhaled acetylcysteine
- Note the expiration date of inhaled acetylcysteine, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
- Never give inhaled acetylcysteine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with inhaled acetylcysteine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Inhalation of acetylcysteine during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of inhaled acetylcysteine on driving and working with machinery
Although inhaled acetylcysteine is unlikely to cause dizziness and drowsiness, it may cause nausea and vomiting, so be sure to be alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug interactions of inhaled acetylcysteine
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Inhaled acetylcysteine may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine ketone tests) and cause erroneous results. Ask your doctor about taking this medicine before the test.
Special warnings and precautions when taking inhaled acetylcysteine
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking inhaled acetylcysteine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have any stomach or intestinal problems (such as ulcers).
- If you have respiratory problems such as asthma.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of inhaled acetylcysteine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Mouth sores, runny nose, vomiting and nausea: Consult your doctor if any of these are bothersome.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to inhaled acetylcysteine.
Excessive use of inhaled acetylcysteine (drug poisoning)
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of inhaled acetylcysteine
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.