Acetylcysteine is a liquid solution that is inhaled using a nebulizer. Acetylcysteine inhalation is used in combination with other treatments to reduce congestion in the lungs in patients with abnormally thick mucous secretions. This includes patients who have asthma, bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent that works by breaking down mucus in the air passages making it easier to breathe and cough up excess mucus. The price of acetylcysteine without insurance is around $36 for a 30mL supply. You can save each time your refill your acetylcysteine prescription by using a Optum Perks coupon. Simply download, print and present the coupon to your pharmacist. Optum Perks helps you easily compare acetylcysteine costs at pharmacies near you so you can find the best price every time.

Acetylcysteine is in a class of medications called mucolytic agents. Acetylcysteine is used to help break up and clear mucus from patients who have too much and abnormally thick mucus in their lungs and airways. 

Acetylcysteine comes as a concentrated liquid solution and is inhaled orally using a nebulizer. The nebulizer you use for acetylcysteine should be made of either plastic or glass and cleaned thoroughly before and after each use.

Acetylcysteine solution is mixed with a saline solution or sterile water according to your doctor’s or pharmacist’s instructions. After the acetylcysteine and water are mixed, the medication should be used within an hour.

Use acetylcysteine every day, 3 to 4 times per day around the same time each day. Follow all instructions from your doctor and carefully read the labels on the packaging.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to acetylcysteine or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements that you are using.

Talk to your doctor about using Acetylcysteine while pregnant or nursing and follow their specific instructions.

Tell your doctor about all our medical conditions, be sure to mention if you suffer from asthma.

Side effects of acetylcysteine may include: , runny nose, fever, throat irritation, swelling inside the mouth, moist, cool skin, or drowsiness.

If you experience the following side effects, contact your physician immediately: Symptoms of an allergic reaction: swelling, hives, rash, difficulty breathing or swallowing, itching, wheezing, coughing up blood or chest tightness.

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