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Antidote; Mucolytic Agent|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to acetylcysteine or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to thin fluid from the
|How does it work?|
- Acetylcysteine works by breaking down the fluid into a thinner
|How is it best taken?|
- For inhaling only. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Liquid (solution) must be mixed first. Talk with healthcare provider
for more information.
- Make sure you are drinking enough liquids unless told to drink less by
healthcare provider. Avoid products with
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
- This medicine may also be used on an as needed basis to loosen fluid
in the lungs.
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Wear disease medical alert identification for lung disease.
- Increased lung fluids may occur after use. Be prepared to get rid of
them by coughing or suctioning them up.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking
hard candy, or chewing gum may help.
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing occurs after use.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store opened vials in a refrigerator. Throw away after 4
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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