Brand Names : Mucomyst, Mucomyst-10, Mucosil
- Mucolytic; diagnostic aid (bronchial studies)
Acetylcysteine (a-se-teel-SIS-teen) is a mucolytic (medicine that destroys or dissolves mucus).
It is usually given by inhalation but may be given in other ways in a hospital.
Acetylcysteine is used for certain lung conditions when increased amounts
of mucus make breathing difficult. Acetylcysteine liquefies (thins) or dissolves
mucus so that it may be coughed up. Sometimes the mucus may have to be removed
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Solution (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.
Another commonly used name is N