Abnormal nasal or bronchial secretions are often the main symptom of a serious and even chronic disorder or illness, which is closely related to the respiratory tract and lung organs.

And taking the above into account, we will proceed in this article to describe what lysomucil® is for, taking into account the doses and the effects that it is capable of causing with its administration.

What is lysomucil?

Lysomucil® is the name of a commercial product from Concordia laboratories (1) , synthesized with the active principle of acetylcysteine , having the mechanism of action of altering the structure of the mucous secretion to give it less viscosity in the shortest duration of treatment.

Its presentation is commonly given in the form of 20 effervescent tablets (which react quickly on contact with water) with 600 mg of the active metabolite or 120 ml lysomucil® syrup , whose route of administration is oral. The initial dose of lysomucil® is 1 to 2 tablets maximum per day.

Note: A study adds the following information: ” Acetylcysteine ​​belongs to the group of drugs called mucolytics , which decreases the viscosity of mucus, making it fluid and facilitating its elimination . ” (two)

What is lysomucil used for?

The lysomucil® is used to eliminate phlegm since it is an efficient mucolytic , which alters the surface tensions and the viscosity of the mucus. There are several cases where this medication is recommended, such as the following:

1. Respiratory tract diseases

This type of respiratory conditions affect the lungs and the respiratory tube, being both acute and chronic. They are usually caused by infections by a virus, cigarette smoking and an environment full of toxic elements.

To highlight: The tablets and doses of lysomucil® are used for coughs and secretions of diseases in adults such as bronchitis , sinusitis , bronchiolitis and pneumonia, which can be considered both acute and chronic.

2. Excess phlegm

Excess phlegm or mucus is a symptom characterized by an accumulation of mucus in the bronchi due to inflammation or an allergic reaction, causing discomfort, coughing and sometimes itching.

You should know: The conditions or cases that cause this type of excess viscosity are allergies , bronchitis (acute and chronic) and pneumonia, it can even lead to a runny nose (very constant discharges of mucus). Therefore, in these cases, lysomucil® is prescribed for its effectiveness in eliminating phlegm.

3. Paracetamol poisoning

Paracetamol is mainly used to reduce pain and severe symptoms such as fever, however, although it is sold without a prescription, overdosing of this medication can be harmful if used excessively.

Note: This type of poisoning can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, liver failure or increased blood sugar. In these cases, lysomucil® is indicated, since it contains acetylcysteine ​​as an antidote drug in paracetamol poisoning.  

lysomucil side effects

Lysomucil® has certain effects and adverse reactions that are important to take into account, since they often make patients who use it uncomfortable. Therefore, it is important to recognize the following states:

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
  • Nausea.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Increased sleepiness.

Important: A medical article highlights that: ” Associating the administration of acetylcysteine ​​with antitussives or with drugs that decrease bronchial secretions (atropine) is not recommended .” (3)

Contraindications of lysomucil

Lysomucil® is not recommended for a number of patients or people with different disorders, sensitive diseases and special complications. And among those limitations are the following:

  • Respiratory insufficiency.
  • Asthma.
  • Hypersensitivity to the active metabolite.
  • Pregnancy and children under 2 years.

You should know: It is necessary to go to a specialist to obtain an adequate medical prescription, which can endorse the administration of this medication in a treatment.

Key Findings

  • Lysomucil® is an effervescent tablet mucolytic product to reduce the risks related to phlegm and inflammation of the bronchi. 
  • It works to treat the symptoms of conditions such as bronchitis or pneumonia. 
  • Lysomucil® can cause side effects such as drowsiness or pain in the abdomen. 
  • Lysomucil® should not be used during pregnancy due to its high risk and dangers to the fetus.

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