MUCODYNE 375 MG CAPSULES

Active substance: CARBOCISTEINE

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Mucodyne 375 mg
Capsules
Carbocisteine

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again
• If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist
• This medicine has been prescribed for
you. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist
In this leaflet:
1. What Mucodyne Capsules are and what
they are used for
2. Before you take Mucodyne Capsules
3. How to take Mucodyne Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Mucodyne Capsules
6. Further information

1. What Mucodyne Capsules are
and what they are used for
Mucodyne 375mg Capsules (called
Mucodyne Capsules in this leaflet) contain
a medicine called carbocisteine. This
belongs to a group of medicines called
‘mucolytics’. It works by making mucus
(phlegm) less sticky. This makes the mucus
easier to cough up.
Mucodyne Capsules are used for problems
with the breathing passages (respiratory
tract). These problems happen when too
much mucus is made or the mucus is too
sticky.
2. Before you take Mucodyne Capsules
Do not take this medicine and tell
your doctor if:
 You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
carbocisteine or any of the other
ingredients of Mucodyne Capsules (listed
in Section 6 below)
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a
rash, swallowing or breathing problems,
swelling of the lips, face, throat or
tongue
 You have an ulcer in your stomach or gut
Do not take this medicine if any of the
above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Mucodyne Capsules.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this
medicine if:
• You are pregnant, might become
pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
This medicine should not be taken during
the first three months of your pregnancy
• You are breast-feeding or planning to
breast-feed
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine if you are
pregnant or breast-feeding.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Mucodyne Capsules
Mucodyne Capsules contain:
• Lactose. This medicine contains lactose.
This is a type of sugar. If you have been
told by your doctor that you cannot
tolerate some sugars, talk to your doctor
before taking Mucodyne Capsules.
• Sunset yellow (E110): May cause allergic
reactions. Signs of an allergic reaction
include: a rash, swallowing or breathing
problems, swelling of the lips, face,
throat or tongue
3. How to take Mucodyne Capsules
Always take Mucodyne Capsules exactly as
your doctor has told you. You should check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• If you feel that this medicine is too
weak or too strong, do not change
the dose yourself, but ask your
doctor

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How much to take
Adults (including the elderly)
• Usual dose is two capsules, 3 times
each day
• If your symptoms improve, your dose
should be lowered to one capsule, 4
times, each day
Children
• Mucodyne Capsules are not
recommended for children. A syrup
form of this medicine called
'Mucodyne Paediatric 125mg/5ml Syrup'
is available for use in children
If you take more Mucodyne Capsules
than you should
If you take more Mucodyne Capsules than
you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital
casualty department straight away. Take
the medicine pack with you. This is so the
doctor knows what you have taken. If you
take too many Mucodyne Capsules, it is
likely that you will get an upset stomach
(gastrointestinal disturbance).
If you forget to take Mucodyne Capsules
If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just wait
until the next dose is due. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose.
If you have any further questions on
the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Mucodyne Capsules can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
Stop taking Mucodyne Capsules and see a
doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs
may include: a rash, swallowing or
breathing problems, swelling of the lips,
face, throat or tongue
• You have blistering or bleeding of the
skin, including around your lips, eyes,
mouth, nose and genitals. You may also
have flu-like symptoms and fever. This
may be something called ‘Stevens-Johnson
syndrome’
Tell a doctor straight away if you notice
any of the following serious side effects:
• Blood in your vomit or black tarry stools
Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist if you
notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet.
5. How to store Mucodyne Capsules

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Keep this medicine in a safe place where
children cannot see or reach it.
Do not use Mucodyne Capsules after the
expiry date which is stated on the carton
after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help
to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Mucodyne Capsules contain
• Each capsule contains 375mg of the
active substance, carbocisteine
• The other ingredients are magnesium
stearate (E572), anhydrous collodial silica
(E551), lactose monohydrate, sodium lauril
sulfate, quinoline yellow (E104), sunset
yellow (E110) and titanium dioxide (E171)
What Mucodyne Capsules look like and
contents of the pack
Mucodyne Capsules are yellow and printed
‘Mucodyne 375’ in black. They are available
in blister packs containing 6, 18, 30 or 120
capsules. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Sanofi, One Onslow Street, Guildford,
Surrey, GU1 4YS, UK
Tel: 01483 505515
Fax: 01483 535432
email: uk-medicalinformation@sanofi.com
Manufacturer
FAMAR HEALTH CARE SERVICES
MADRID, S.A.U.,
Avda. Leganés, 62,
Alcorcón 28923 Madrid, Spain.
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information about your medicine. If you
have any questions or are not sure about
anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in 04/2013
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