Brand name: FluimucilGeneric name:
Treatment of respiratory affections characterized by thick and viscoushypersecretions: acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis and its exacerbations; pulmonaryemphysema, mucoviscidosis and bronchiectasis.
Therapeutic category: Mucolytic agent
Mechanism of Action:
Exerts mucolytic action through its free sulfhydryl group which opensup the disulfide bonds in the mucoproteins thus lowering mucous viscosity. The exactmechanism of action in acetaminophen toxicity is unknown. It is thought to act by providingsubstrate for conjugation with the toxic metabolite.
1 sachet of Acetylcysteine 200 mg or 2 sachets of Acetylcysteine100 mg, 2-3 times a day1 Acetylcysteine 600 mg effervescent tablet daily ( preferably in the evening)For the prevention of exacerbation, the use of FLUIMUCIL 200 mg sachets isrecommended.
Aged up to 2 years: 1 sachet of 200 mg daily or 2 sachets of 100 mg daily.3-7 years: 1 sachet of 200 mg twice daily or 2 sachets of 100 mg twice a day.