It is a mucolytic that reduces the viscosity of sputum and so can be used to help relieve the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and bronchiectasis by allowing the sufferer to bring up sputum more easily.
Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract (blood in vomit or black stools), Skin rash or blistering of the skin, swelling of the face or lips.
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
It works best when it is taken regularly. Try to take your doses at the same times of day each day, as this will help you to remember to take your doses regularly.
It is not important whether you take this medicine before or after food.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next dose, in which case leave out the forgotten dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
It should not be used with antitussives (cough suppressants) or medicines that dry up bronchial secretions.