Mucodyne (Carbocisteine) is a prescription medication used to relieve chest congestion caused by thick and sticky mucus in the airways associated with respiratory disorders like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a respiratory disorder that constricts the airways and causes breathing difficulties. Frequent coughing or wheezing, shortness of breath, and excess phlegm are symptoms of COPD. Mucodyne is also used to treat the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. The active ingredient in Mucodyne is Carbocisteine. Carbocisteine belongs to a class of drugs called mucolytic agents. It works by making phlegm less thick and sticky and easier to cough up. The drug also makes it difficult for bacteria to cause chest infections.
We currently offer the brand Mucodyne from the United Kingdom manufactured by Sanofi in the strength of 375mg tablets. The generic Carbocisteine is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Mucodyne. The most common side effects of Mucodyne may include the following:
• Dry mouth;
• Stomach upset;
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Black stools:
• Bloody vomit;
• Signs of an allergic reaction, including skin rash or blisters, swelling of the face, lips, or throat;
• Skin rash or blisters
These are not all of the side effects of Mucodyne. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Mucodyne if you are allergic to Carbocisteine or any ingredient in Mucodyne. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have or have had a stomach ulcer
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Mucodyne and tolbutamide, ketoconazole, chloramphenicol, gliclazide, etc. Avoid ibuprofen, corticosteroids, or ticagrelor with Mucodyne. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Mucodyne should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Carbocisteine passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Take Mucodyne precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Carbocisteine works best when taken regularly. Try to take your doses at the same times each day to help you remember. You can take this drug with or without food. Exercise can improve breathing in people with respiratory diseases. Try to increase your activity level over time if you are able. Keep this drug and all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.