Fluimucil

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Generic Name: Fluimucil Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine) used for?

Fluimucil® is used for the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory tract infections with abundant mucus secretions due to acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis & its exacerbations, pulmonary emphysema, mucoviscidosis & bronchiectasis.

How should I take Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Should be taken with food.

How do I store Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Fluimucil® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fluimucil® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fluimucil® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Fluimucil® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Fluimucil® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

It should be avoided in following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to active compound (acetylcysteine) or any other similar medicines. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, such as: itchy skin, hives, swelling of the lips, swelling of the tongue or difficulty breathing, call your doctor immediately.
  • Phenylketonuria.
  • Duodenal ulcers.
  • Asthma and status asthmaticus.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Fluimucil® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Fluimucil®. Fluimucil® is pregnancy risk category B, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Rarely, it may cause urticaria, bronchospasm, nausea, vomiting, rhinitis, stomatitis. Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Fluimucil® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Fluimucil® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine)?

Fluimucil® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine).

What is the dose of Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine) for an adult?

One effervescent tablet (200 mg), 2-3 times a day.

What is the dose of Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine) for a child?

Children over 6 years: One effervescent tablet (200 mg), 2-3 times a day.

Children 2 to 6 years old: One effervescent tablet (200 mg), 1-2 times a day.

How is Fluimucil® (acetylcysteine) available?

Fluimucil® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • A effervescent tab 600 mg
  • A powder for oral solution 100 mg
  • A powder for oral solution 200 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Fluimucil®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: June 24, 2017 | Last Modified: June 24, 2017

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