Mucomyst

Drug List

Mucomyst

Drug Name

Mucomyst (Acetylcysteine)

Manufactured By

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Class

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

When inhaled by mouth, acetylcysteine is used to help thin and loosen mucus in the airways due to certain lung diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia). This effect helps you to clear the mucus from your lungs so that you can breathe easier. When taken by mouth, acetylcysteine is used to prevent liver damage from acetaminophen overdose.

How To Use

If you are using this medication to treat lung disease, inhale this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. A health care professional will show you the proper way to use this medication. Learn all preparation and usage instructions. Do not mix acetylcysteine with other inhaled medications unless directed by the doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking this medication by mouth, take it as directed by your doctor. The solution is usually mixed with another liquid (such as cola) to decrease nausea and vomiting. Drink the medication within 1 hour of mixing. Tell your doctor if you vomit within 1 hour after taking your medication. You may need to take another dose.

Side Effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Cold, clammy skin; drowsiness; fever; inflammation of the mouth or tongue; nausea; runny nose; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); mouth sores; throat and lung irritation.

Drug Interactions

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mucomyst Solution. However, no specific interactions with Mucomyst Solution are known at this time

In Case of Overdose

If OVERDOSE is suspected: Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Mucomyst Solution, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once

Storage

Store unopened vials of Mucomyst Solution at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Mucomyst Solution may be contaminated once opened. Store opened vials of undiluted medicine in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C) for up to 4 days. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Mucomyst Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.