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Mucodyne (Carbocisteine)

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Description

Mucodyne (carbocisteine) is a medication that breaks up mucus in your airways. It works by reducing the stickiness of the mucus, which makes it easier to cough up. You can buy Mucodyne as a 375mg capsule and as an oral syrup. You should store your Mucodyne below 25? and keep it out of reach of children. 

Directions

  • You can take Mucodyne with a meal or on an empty stomach.
  • You might forget to take your Mucodyne. If you do, then follow these guidelines:
    • Take your missed dose as soon as you remember, unless your next dose is scheduled in the next two hours.
    • You can skip the dose you forgot and continue with your next scheduled dose.
  • Do not take two doses at the same time.
  • Mucodyne is safe for adults and children. See below for the usual dosages:
    • For adults – Take two 375mg capsules three times per day. Your doctor might change your dose to one 375mg capsule taken four times per day when your symptoms improve.
    • For children:
      • 2-4 years old – Give 1.25mL-2.5mL of syrup four times per day
      • 5-11 years old – Give 5mL of syrup three times per day
      • 12-17 years old – Give 15mL of syrup three times per day

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Mucodyne is carbocisteine. A complete list of inactive ingredients found in Mucodyne capsules can be found here.

Fact Table
Formula C5H9NO4S
License US FDA
Routes of administration By mouth
Legal status US: Rx Only
Chemical Name Carbocisteine
Elimination half-life -
Dosage (Strength) 375mg
Pregnancy Risk not ruled out
Brands Mucodyne
Protein binding -
PubChem CID 193653
MedlinePlus -
ChEBI 16163
ATC code R05CB03
DrugBank DB04339
KEGG D06393
Bioavailability -

Cautions

  • Patients with a stomach ulcer should talk to their doctor before using Mucodyne.
  • Mucodyne should not be used by patients who are allergic to carbocisteine or any of the inactive ingredients in Mucodyne.
  • Patients who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant should discuss the risks of Mucodyne with their physician.
  • Stop taking Mucodyne immediately if you find blood in your vomit or stool. If you experience these symptoms, contact your physician.
  • Discuss any other medications you are currently using with your physician before starting Mucodyne.

Side Effects

Mucodyne side effects can include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Gastrointestinal Discomfort

Other Considerations

  • Mucodyne cost could change depending on the formulation you buy.
  • You might not see results from Mucodyne for up to four weeks.
  • Wheezing can be a sign of an underlying condition that could be helped by Mucodyne. Click here to learn more.

References:

  1. Carbocysteine. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2020
  2. Carbocisteine. (2020). Retrieved March 22, 2020
  3. Mucodyne 375mg CAPSULES. (2019). Retrieved March 22, 2020


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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