Active ingredients: acetylcysteine
What it is used for
Adjuvant therapy for patients with abnormal, viscid or inspissated mucous secretions in such conditions as: - chronic bronchopulmonary disease (chronic emphysema, emphysema with bronchitis, chronic asthmatic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and primary amyloidosis of the lung); - acute bronchopulmonary disease (pneumonia, bronchitis, tracheobronchitis); - pulmonary complications of cystic fibrosis; - pulmonary complications associated with surgery; - post-traumatic chest conditions; - atelectasis due to mucus obstruction; - tracheostomy care; - anaesthesia. Acetylcysteine may also be used as an adjunct to diagnostic bronchial studies (bronchograms, bronchospirometry and bronchial wedge catheterisation).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intratracheal
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Do not Refrigerate
- Lifetime is 18 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient acetylcysteine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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