What should be the dosage for Acetylcysteine?

Acetylcysteine Dosage

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not use acetylcysteine inhalation at home if you do not fully understand all instructions that are specific to your use of this medicine.

Acetylcysteine inhalation solution can be inhaled directly from the nebulizer or with a face mask, mouth piece, tent, or intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) machine.

Use only the inhaler device provided with your medicine or you may not get the correct dose.

Do not place this medicine directly into a heated nebulizer medicine chamber.

Do not mix your dose of acetylcysteine inhalation until you are ready to use the medicine. Diluted acetylcysteine inhalation must be used within 1 hour of mixing.

Acetylcysteine inhalation liquid may change color once you have opened the bottle. This is caused by a chemical reaction and will not affect the medicine.

You may sense an unusual or unpleasant smell while using acetylcysteine inhalation. This effect should become less noticeable the longer you use the medicine.

Clean your nebulizer right after each use. The residue from acetylcysteine inhalation can clog the parts of the nebulizer.

Store an unopened vial (bottle) of acetylcysteine inhalation at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

An opened acetylcysteine vial should be stored in a refrigerator, but you must use it within 96 hours (4 days) after opening. Do not allow the medicine to freeze.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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