FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ACETYLCYSTEINE

User Comments:

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) for Expectoration: “I use it occasionally. About once a week to help break up mucus from my COPD that Albuterol won’t clear up.”

The Road (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 18, 2017

For Expectoration: “Personally, taking 600mg. orally bid (or tid if symptomatic) for allergic bronchitis has reduced overall severity of seasonal exacerbations. Have recommended it to others with chronic sinus or respiratory conditions where it’s indicated, and most of the time, reports are very favorable. A safe older drug that is largely neglected in the U.S. Recent trial in China showed decreased hospitalizations in persons with COPD who are maintained on N-acetylcysteine.”

Avid Reader (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 12, 2017

For Expectoration: “my mother was taking this drug at 10% with her nebulizer treatment of 3ml albuterol bronchodilator and it was working well. But now hospice has sent the 20% for her to use and it is NOT breaking up the mucus as well. They say that the drug is on backorder for the 10% and she is suffering by what seems to be by using the 20%. I was told by a pulminologist that it must be diluted with a bronchodilator which is the albuterol but in switching to the 20% I’m not sure what the mixture should be.”

juliescolors January 10, 2016

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) for Expectoration: “As a heathcare professional having given Mucomyst to patients over more than 30 year career, I’ve yet to observe any benefit from the aerosolization of this med. I don’t want to minimize the previous comments. Used during a bronchoscopy in liquid wash, it will dissolve thick mucus quickly and effectively but the benefit of aerosolization has not been demonstrated or established in any controlled study. Also, after more than 24 hours of use, the lung tissue will begin to “weep,” this is a very caustic substance to lung. Too often it’s order for a specific problem area of the lung. As the laws of nature take effect in that gas follows the path of least resistance, Mucomyst is delivered to all areas of lung with minimal effect to the problem.”

Anonymous June 14, 2015

For Diagnostic Bronchograms: “I have chronic bronchitis and the beginnings of emphysema and am a smoker. I’m also prone to ulcers. Since I started taking NAC, I breathe easier and my bronchitis seems to be less “phlemmy”. I’ve had no ulcer attacks. I’ve been taking it for a bit more than a year. “

RubensDaughter February 5, 2015

For Expectoration: “Got over the counter for severe respiratory congestion while traveling in Bruges, Belgium in 2012. Extremely and quickly effective. Will obtain additional supply in March 2015 when returning to Belgium. No adverse effects.”

tpsychnurse (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2015

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