Carbocisteine is a medication that treats breathing problems caused by excess mucus on the lungs. The effective formula works to make the mucus less sticky and easier to cough up.
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What are the Carbocisteine capsules?
Carbocisteine is a common drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a mucolytic drug that breaks the mucus that is obstructing in the airways, which makes it easier to breath. It is also used for the treatment of chronic bronchitis.
How does it work?
Carbocisteine is a mucolytic agent. In COPD and chronic bronchitis, heavy mucus builds up in the airways, causing difficulty in breathing. The lodged mucus also becomes a focal point for the development of infections. Thus, by clearing the mucus, Carbocisteine relieves the symptoms and reduces the chances of further infections.
Is Carbocisteine suitable for me?
These capsules are for oral use and are used in both men and women, showing this signs of COPD and chronic bronchitis. It is, however, not to be used in young children unless asked by the doctor. These are also not for you if you are allergic, have peptic ulcers or bleeding disorders. These capsules are also not recommended for paediatric patients.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. The side effects are rare with these capsule. However, some people report;
These signs require immediate medical assistance.
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The commonly used dosage guidelines for Carbocisteine 375mg capsules
The starting dose is 2250mg daily.
- Take 2 capsules three times daily (total 6 capsules).
- As the condition resolves, the dose can be reduced to 1500mg, i.e., 2 pills at a time twice daily.
However, don't take any changing steps without consulting the doctor.
It is not recommended for children.
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Carbocisteine Patient Leaflet
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When is the best time to take the Carbocisteine capsules?
There is no recommended time for taking this medication. However, it works best when it is taken simultaneously every day. Taking it regularly will also enable you to remember the doses and ensure the optimum levels of the drug in the blood.
Can Carbocisteine capsules cause sleepiness?
One of the rare side effects of these capsules is low blood pressure leading to symptoms, e.g., drowsiness and dizziness. You must inform the doctor if you are already taking blood pressure drugs.
Can the use of Carbocisteine capsules be stopped immediately?
If you are taking a full dose, it is best to reduce it before completely stopping the medication. However, the drugs should be abandoned only according to the doctor's advice.
Should Carbocisteine capsules be taken with food?
It doesn't matter if you take it with or without food. It is equally effective before or after the meal.
Do Carbocisteine capsules treat bacterial infections?
No. Carbocisteine doesn't treat bacterial infections. It just relieves the symptoms of infections by dissolving the sticky phlegm. To treat bacterial infections, you need antibiotics.
Can Carbocisteine be used in combination with antibiotics?
Yes, you can take Carbocisteine with antibiotics and no harmful interactions are noted. Sometimes, combined use with antibiotics may be mandatory to treat the infection.
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