Mucinac 600 is a medicine manufactured by Cipla pharmaceuticals. It is available in the forms of pills (to be orally administrated) and injection (to be intravenously administrated). It is primarily a mucus thinning agent and therefore might be used in the treatment of a wide range disorders that are caused by accumulation of mucus such as bronchitis and asthma. It is also used as an antidote against Paracetamol overdosing very commonly.
According to a study conducted by NCBI, the primary component of this medicine, that of acetylcysteine, can considerably reduce the risk associated with contrast-induced nephropathy, which is a condition in which renal impairment is transpired by contrast tomography (the intravenous administration of a contrast agent, an example of which is iodine, to render the image of the organ under scrutiny clearer), in association with other drugs.
The primary salt of this drug is Acetylcysteine.
If you observe an allergic reaction accompanied by spread of rashes, in effect to the administration of the drug, consult your doctor immediately. Usually the mild side effects subside with time. But if they do not, consult a physician.
In case of Paracetamol overdosing: Hepatotoxicity is a liver damage induced by chemical. It can happen as a result of Paracetamol overdosing, and acetylcysteine (the primary salt of Mucinac 600) works by restoring glutathione (an anti-oxidant that protects the cellular components from degeneration) present in the liver.
Mucolytic effect: Acetylcysteine reduces the viscosity of mucus present in the airways by releasing its free sulfhydryl group. It also has anti-inflammatory effects.
You should not buy this drug without prior consultation with a doctor. Tell your doctor about the medicines that you take on a daily basis, existence of other medical conditions (if any), upcoming surgeries or history of surgeries (if any), before this medicine is prescribed. If you are pregnant, about to conceive or are breast-feeding ask your doctor whether this medicine is safe for you. This medicine is not given to those who are sensitive to Acetylcysteine. Mucinac 600 Mg Tablet might trigger an allergic reaction. Therefore, patients with allergic tendencies should be extra conscious regarding the use of this drug.
Apart from that people with asthma who are on this drug should remain under the constant observation of the doctor.
Mucinac 600 Mg Tablet interaction will either render the medicines that a patient takes on a daily basis, along with Mucinac 600, ineffective, or make one more susceptible to the side effects of the medicines. Therefore doctors must have a complete knowledge of all the medicines taken by the patient.
There are other Acetylcysteine drugs beside Mucinac 600, sold under different brand names, which perform similar functions. They are:
Ans: Commonly, this Mucinac 600 is taken with food, that is, half an hour or quarter of an hour after the foods is consumed. However, this condition is subject to the condition of the patient. Therefore, prior consultation with a physician is required.
Ans: Yes, this Mucinac 600 is a mucolytic agent, so it can be used to treat common cold and flu. A patient is likely to observe an improvement within a week of using this medicine. But one must remember that this is a prescription drug and patient shall buy the medicine only on the advice of the doctor.
Ans: Dizziness and lowering of blood pressure are some of the side effects of this medicine. Therefore, patients are advised to refrain from driving or handling heavy machineries if they feel dizzy or drowsy after taking this medicine.
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