Leo Laboratories | Acetylcysteine (Medication)


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 breath easier. When taken by mouth, acetylcysteine is used to prevent liver damage from acetaminophen overdose. ...

Side Effect:

Like all medicines, acetylcysteine can cause side effects. These reactions may include:stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions. In this case a dose reduction is recommended.

Isolated reports on bronchospasm were related predominantly to patients with hyperreactival bronchial, in cases of asthma. In addition, they reported in isolated cases, bleeding in connection with the administration of acetylcysteine, partially due to hypersensitivity reactions. ...


Before using acetylcysteine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:asthma, stomach/intestinal ulcer. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk, therefore consult your doctor before breast-feeding. ...