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Mucodyne (carbocisteine)

Mucodyne capsules, syrup and paediatric linctus all contain carbocisteine, which is a type of medicine known as a mucolytic.

What is it used for?

Making sputum (phlegm) easier to cough up in certain lung conditions, such as those listed below.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Bronchitis.

Cystic fibrosis.

Before taking carbocisteine

Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you (or your child) start taking carbocisteine it is important that your doctor knows:

  • If you have ever had a stomach ulcer.
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

How to take carbocisteine

Before you start this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside your pack. The manufacturer's leaflet will give you more information about carbocisteine and a full list of the side-effects which you may experience from taking it.

Take carbocisteine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your dose will be printed on the label of the pack to remind you. As a guide:

  • The usual dose for an adult is: two 375 mg capsules three times a day, reduced when symptoms improve to one 375 mg capsule four times daily.
  • If you have been prescribed the oral liquid medicine, the usual dose for an adults is 15 ml (750 mg) three times a day, reduced when symptoms improve to 10 ml (500 mg) three times a day.
  • If you have been prescribed the oral liquid medicine in sachets, the usual dose is one sachet three times a day, reduced when symptoms improve to one sachet twice a day.

How does it work?

Mucodyne capsules, syrup and paediatric linctus all contain carbocisteine, which is a type of medicine known as a mucolytic.

Carbocisteine works by breaking down the mucus that is produced in the lungs. This helps to make the mucus less thick and sticky, so it is easier to cough up.

Carbocisteine can be used to help make mucus less sticky in respiratory tract problems such as bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cystic fibrosis. Mucus produced in the lungs is also known as sputum or phlegm.

Side effect

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);

  • blood in the stools
  • irregular heartbeat
  • symptoms of low blood sugar
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fainting
  • weakness
  • increased hunger
  • increased sweating
  • headache
  • chills

How to store carbocisteine

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

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