This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- drug overdose
- kidney protection
- lung secretions
Generic Name: Acetylcysteine
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine should only be used with certain types of breathing machines. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacists which breathing machines are okay to use with this medicine.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not use this medicine during an asthma attack. It will not stop an attack once it has started.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- mouth sores or irritation
- nausea and vomiting
- runny nose
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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