Acetylcysteine is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine. Has a mucolytic effect, it facilitates expectoration due to the direct impact on the rheological properties of sputum. Action due to the ability to break disulfide bonds mucopolysaccharide chains and cause depolymerization mukoproteidov sputum, which reduces the viscosity of sputum. The drug remains active in the presence of purulent sputum.
It has an antioxidant effect, based on the ability of its reactive sulfhydryl groups (SH-groups) bind to oxidative radicals and thereby neutralize them. In addition, acetylcysteine promotes the synthesis of glutathione, an important component of the antioxidative system and chemical detoxification.
Antioxidant action acetylcysteine enhances the protection of cells from the damaging effects of free radical oxidation, characteristic of intense inflammatory reaction. When prophylactic use acetylcysteine marked reduction in the frequency and severity of exacerbations of bacterial etiology in patients with chronic bronchitis and cystic fibrosis.
Dosage and method of use:
Adults and adolescents from 14 years of age use 1 spraying tablet once a day. The effervescent tablet is taken after a meal, dissolved in 1/2 glass of water.
If your symptoms do not improve within 5 days, or if you get worse or have side effects, talk to your doctor about the next medication. Do not take the product for more than 14 days without consulting your doctor.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active substance is acetylcysteine 600 mg in 1 effervescent tablet.
The other ingredients are citric acid monohydrate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, mannitol, lactose, ascorbic acid, sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin dihydrate, sodium citrate dihydrate, blackberry flavor.