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ACETYLCYSTEINE 600MG EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

Active substance(s): ACETYLCYSTEINE

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EP_A-CYS 600mg Leaflet

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06-05-16

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Adults and children aged 14 years and over:
The usual dose is 1 tablet, once daily.
Dissolve the tablet in a glass of water and take
after food.

Mucolight 600mg Effervescent Tablets

This medicine can be taken for up to 5 days for
acute respiratory problems. Longer-term treatment
may be needed for chronic respiratory disorders.

(Acetylcysteine)
Children under the age of 14 years
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets are not suitable for
children under the age of 14.

Very rare (affects less than 1 person in
10,000)
!
Bleeding in the upper respiratory tract.

Frequency unknown
!
Swelling of the face.
Laboratory tests:
Your doctor may want to perform some
laboratory tests while you are taking
these tablets.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
If you notice any changes to your skin or mucus
taking this medicine because it contains
Reporting of side effects
membranes such as the inside of your nose,
important information for you.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
mouth and lips, you should STOP taking these
If you take more Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
!
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
tablets IMMEDIATELY and seek medical advice
than you should
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
again.
(see section 4 Possible side effects).
If you take more Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
!
If you have any further questions, ask your
than you should, talk to your doctor or contact your
Scheme
at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
Effervescent tablets can be a choking hazard if
nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
!
This medicine has been prescribed for you
swallowed whole, especially in the elderly. Ensure
Take your tablet pack with you. You may have
more information on the safety of this medicine.
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
that tablet is fully dissolved before you take it.
diarrhoea, heartburn, stomach ache or feel sick.
them, even if their signs of illness are the same
5. HOW TO STORE MUCOLIGHT
as yours.
Other medicines and Mucolight Effervescent
If you forget to take Mucolight Effervescent
EFFERVESCENT TABLETS
!
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
Tablets:
Tablets
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
If you have forgotten to take a dose, leave out that
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section
taking, have recently taken, or might take any
dose completely. Take your next dose at the
4.
other medicines. In particular:
normal time, do not take a double dose. If you
Store below 25°C. Store in the original package to
!
Antitussives: cough-relieving agents
protect from moisture and light. Keep the tube
have trouble remembering to take your tablets, tell
What is in this leaflet:
!
Antibiotics: some antibiotics may not work as
tightly closed.
your doctor or pharmacist.
1. What Mucolight Effervescent Tablets are
well when taken at the same time as Mucolight
and what they are used for
Effervescent Tablets.
Check the expiry date found on the blister and
If you stop taking Mucolight Effervescent
2. What you need to know before you take
All antibiotics should be given at a different
carton or label. The expiry date refers to the last
Tablets
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
day of that month. Do not use after the expiry date
time to Mucolight Effervescent Tablets at least
You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
3. How to take Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
stated.
2 hours apart
stopping taking these tablets.
4. Possible side effects
Do not use this medicine if you notice
!
Glyceryl trinatrate: used to treat angina (chest
discolouration of the tablets.
5. How to store Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
pain).
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Medicines should not be disposed of via
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets with food, drink
Like all medicines, Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
1. WHAT MUCOLIGHT EFFERVESCENT
and alcohol
can cause side effects, although not everyone gets
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets should be taken
them.
required. These measures will help to protect the
USED FOR
after food.
environment.
Stop taking Mucolight Effervescent Tablets and
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain a medicine
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
see a doctor or contact your nearest hospital
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
called Acetylcysteine. This belongs to a group of
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
INFORMATION
casualty department immediately:
medicines called mucolytics. It works by making
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
!
If you have swelling of the lips, throat or
the mucus (phlegm) less sticky which makes the
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
What Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain:
tongue, difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
mucus easier to cough up.
taking this medicine.
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain the active
This could be a sign of an allergic reaction
Acetylcysteine is used for problems with the
substance acetylcysteine 600mg in each tablet.
!
Any changes to the skin or mucus membranes
breathing passages (respiratory tract).
Driving and using machines
(such as your nose, mouth, lips and genitals)
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets should not affect
The other ingredients are: Ascorbic acid (Vitamin
including skin rashes, blistering or peeling of
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU
your ability to drive or use machinery.
C), Citric acid, Sodium hydrogen carbonate,
the skin. These may be accompanied by flu-like
TAKE MUCOLIGHT EFFERVESCENT
Sodium carbonate, Sorbitol (E420), Macrogol
symptoms. These could be signs of serious
TABLETS
6000, Sodium citrate, Sodium saccharin, Flavour
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain sodium
skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson
(Lemon).
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain 356.8 mg of
Syndrome or Lyell's Syndrome.
Do NOT take Mucolight Effervescent Tablets if
sodium per tablet. This should be taken into
What Mucolight Effervescent Tablets look like
you:
consideration if you are on a controlled salt diet.
Other side effects reported with this medicine
and contents of the pack
!
Are allergic (hypersensitive) to
Sodium is part of salt (sodium chloride).
are shown below:
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets are white flat-faced
acetylcysteine or any of the other ingredients
tablets with bevelled edges 25mm in diameter.
of this medicine (listed in section 6)
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain sorbitol
Uncommon (affects less than 1 person in 100)
!
Are under 14 years of age.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
!
Headache
They are available as follows:
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
!
Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
Tubes containing 12 tablets with tamper evident
Warnings and precautions
before taking this medicinal product.
!
Increased heart rate
plastic caps with inbuilt dessicant.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before
!
Feeling sick and being sick
A carton containing 10 tablets packed into
taking Mucolight Effervescent Tablets:
3. HOW TO TAKE MUCOLIGHT
!
Diarrhoea
individual sachets.
!
If you have asthma
EFFERVESCENT TABLETS
!
Stomach pains
A carton containing 20 tablets packed into
!
If you have a history of stomach ulcers
individual sachets.
!
Swelling in the mouth and swelling of the lips
!
If you are allergic to histamines
Always take Mucolight Effervescent Tablets exactly
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
!
Skin rashes and itching
!
If you are on a restricted salt diet (see
as your doctor has told you. You should check with
!
Fever
Mucolight Effervescent Tablets contain sodium)
your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
!
Low blood pressure.
!
If you have hereditary problems with some
For oral administration only. Mucolight Effervescent
Manufacturer
sugars (see Mucolight Effervescent Tablets
Tablets should be dissolved completely in a glass
Ennogen Healthcare Limited
Rare (affects less than 1 person in 1,000)
contain sorbitol)
of water before use and taken after food.
Unit G4, Riverside Industrial Estate,
!
Indigestion
!
If you have liver or kidney problems.
Riverside Way, Dartford, DA1 5BS, UK
!
Shortness of breath.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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