Ambroxol is generally used in treatment for clear mucus from lungs. 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.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Ambroxol, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Ambroxol is to be taken with food. 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.
How it works
Ambroxol is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid? No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids
Q. Is Ambroxol good for dry cough? No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Is Ambroxol a prescription drug? Cough syrups containing Ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription
Q. Is Ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants? Mucolite is a trade name for active drug Ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your childâ€™s or infantâ€™s doctor
Q. Is ambrodil a cough syrup? Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug $name. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for? Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug $name and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. What is ambrodil S? Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs $name and salbutamol and guaifenesin
Q. What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough? Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug $name and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high? Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.
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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.
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