What is Exomuc?
Exomuc medicine expectorant contains the active ingredient Acetylcysteine also known as N-acetylcysteine, which is a medicine used to treat paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose and to loosen thick mucus in people with cystic fibrosis or lung disease chronic obstruction.
Drug information Exomuc
- Ingredients of Exomuc: Acetylcysteine – 200mg.
- Registration Number: VN-15149-12.
- Packing: Box of 30 sachets x 1g of nuggets mixed with oral solution.
- Manufacturing Company: Sophartex.
- Registrar: Tedis.
Indications for drug use
Exomuc is used to help thin and loosen mucus in the airways caused by certain lung conditions (such as emphysema, bronchitis , cystic fibrosis, pneumonia ). This effect helps you flush mucus out of your lungs so you can breathe easier.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
Do not administer to patients who are allergic to acetylcysteine, other similar drugs (such as carbocisteine, erdosteine or mecysteine), or any other ingredient of Exomuc expectorant.
Do not give it to patients with an inherited condition called phenylketonuria, where you cannot break down a substance called phenylalanine.
What is the dose of Exomuc expectorant ?
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For an overdose of Exomuc expectorant, the dosage is also based on your weight. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before deciding to take Exomuc.
Dosage for adults to treat mucus: take 3 times / day, 1 pack each time.
Dosage for adults to treat increased mucus secretion: take 3 times a day, 1 pack each time.
Dosage for children to treat mucus
- Children from 2 to 5 years old: use with a dose of 1/2 sachet in the form of oral suspension, 2 to 3 times daily.
- Children from 6-14 years old: give children 3 times a day, 1/2 pack each time.
- Children over 14 years old: give children 3 times a day, 1 pack each time.
Dosage for children to treat mucus hypersecretion
- Children 2-5 years old: for children to use 3 times / day, 1/2 pack each time.
- Children from 6 years and older: give children 3 times a day, 1 pack each time.
How to take Exomuc
Always take Exomuc expectorant exactly as your doctor, nurse or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Can be taken before or after meals and dissolved in half a glass of water before drinking.
Tell your doctor if you vomit within 1 hour of taking the medicine. You may need to take another dose.
Exomuc drug side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Exomuc inhaler and call your doctor at once if you have:
- Chest tightness.
- Shortness of breath.
- Breathing problems get worse.
Common side effects of Exomuc expectorant may include:
- Sticky feeling around the mist mask.
- White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips.
- Nausea vomiting.
- Fever, runny nose, sore throat.
- Cold and rough skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and other possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other medicines does Exomuc interact with?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or may be taking any other medicines. This includes any medications you bought without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Cough medicine (eg cough syrup)
- Activated charcoal, used to treat poisoning
- Medicines used to treat bacterial infections, antibiotics (egcefalexin, cefuroxime , cefadroxil, cefaclor , ceftriaxone). This medicine may prevent some antibiotics from working properly if they are taken at the same time as it. If you have been told this applies to you, you should take this medicine two hours before or two hours after taking antibiotics. If you are not sure if this applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- Medicines to treat angina attacks, (chest, neck, and arms) (eg, glyceryl trinitrate)
Precautions while using Exomuc
If you have asthma, as you may need to be closely monitored while taking it
If before you start taking Exomuc expectorant you have a decreased cough or inability to cough, you may need to remove mucus by suction after this medicine has loosened up.
If you want blood or urine tests, as acetylcysteine may interfere with some lab tests.
During pregnancy, the drug should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether exomuc passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Do not use the drug in children under 12 years of age.
How to store medicine?
- You should store the medicine at room temperature, in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- You should not store the medicine in the refrigerator.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Do not throw medicine down the toilet or plumbing.
Disclaimer: Index-China goal is to provide readers with relevant and up-to-date information. However, because drugs interact differently from person to person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription medications, vitamins, herbs, and supplements, and over-the-counter medications you’re taking.
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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.