Acetylcysteine is generally used in treatment for respiratory disease with excessive mucus. It acts as mucolytic (loosen mucus in airways) when used in oral preparations while when used as injection Used in treatement of paracetamol overdose toxicity. Acebrophylline is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Acetylcysteine, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Acetylcysteine is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Acebrophylline, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Acebrophylline is to be taken with food.
How it works
Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out. It also works as an antidote in paracetamol poisoning by replenishing the body's stores of glutathione, a chemical that removes toxic substances. Acebrophylline is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It makes the condition better by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Acebrophylline used for? Acebrophylline is used to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It blocks the intracellular enzyme (phosphodiesterases) followed by increase in level of messenger known as cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which promotes relaxation of bronchial muscles
Q. How does it work? It inhibits the release of certain inflammatory chemicals (leukotrienes, tumor necrosis factor etc) in the lung thereby preventing inflammation in the lung. It also reduces thickness of the mucus thus making it easy for the patient to clear the mucus load
Q. Is Acebrophylline an antibiotic or steroid? No. Acebrophylline is not an antibiotic or steroid
Q. What is Acebrophylline capsule? Acebrophylline is available in capsule dosage form for the treatment of adults suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
You have been prescribed Acetylcysteine for the treatment of various respiratory conditions associated with excessive mucus production.It has a smelly odor. This is normal and does not indicate that the medicine has changed.Dissolve the effervescent tablet in half a glass of water. Drink the solution immediately.Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
You have been prescribed Acebrophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
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