What is Mucodyne?
Mucodyne is a cough medicine. The active substance carbocisteine dissolves mucus in the airways, making it easier to cough. You can order Mucodyne online through the drugstores that work with Dokteronline.com. This drug is available without a prescription as cough syrup.
What is this product used for?
Mucodyne is used against a persistent cough, for example, as a result of a respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, COPD or cystic fibrosis. Productive cough is caused by sticky mucus in the lungs. Mucodyne makes the mucus thinner so it can be coughed up more quickly. Mucodyne works fast: after an hour, the mucus becomes thinner. The effect lasts several hours.
How to use and dose Mucodyne?
The partner drugstores offer Mucodyne as an oral solution (50 mg/ml). The drink can be dosed using the supplied measuring cup. Take the drink undiluted, with or without food. The general dosage recommendation for Mucodyne is as follows:
- Adults: three times daily 15 ml oral solution
Do not use Mucodyne longer than 5 days without a doctor's advice. Has your cough not improved after several days? Please kindly talk to a doctor. Mucodyne oral solution (50 mg / ml) is not suitable for children. Children from 3 to 18 years could use Mucodyne Junior cough syrup (20mg / ml). Read the instructions before use.
Although Mucodyne is usually well tolerated, some side effects may occur, such as:
- Gastrointestinal complaints, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea;
- Skin rash or other hypersensitivity reactions.
Contact a doctor if you experience side effects. The leaflet provides more information about this topic.
When is it best not to use this product?
Do not use Mucodyne if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used (see package insert). Never give medication containing carbocisteïne to children younger than 2 years. If you (have) suffer(ed) a stomach or intestinal bleeding, or use medicines that increase the chances of this happening, you should be extra careful with this product. In these cases, please consult a doctor about the use of Mucodyne.