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    Carbocisteine or Carbocysteine

    DAE Class; Rx

    Common Brand Names; RHINATHIOL

    • Expectorants

    Carbocisteine or Carbocysteine is a mucolytic agent and is used to reduce the viscosity of sputum.

    Carbocysteine is primarily indicated in conditions like Advanced or metastatic breast cancer, Glue ear, Respiratory tract disorders.

    No data regarding the contra indications of Carbocysteine is available.

    The severe or irreversible adverse effects of Carbocysteine, which give rise to further complications include Gi bleeding, Convulsions.

    The signs and symptoms that are produced after the acute overdosage of Carbocysteine include GI disturbances.

    The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Carbocysteine are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Myalgia, Dyspnea, Palpitation, Skin rashesX, Psychiatric disturbance, Urinary incontinence.

    Carbocisteine should be used with caution in patients with history of peptic ulcer.

    Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers, and Neonates.

    Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers, and Neonates.


    Adult: As adjunctive therapy in respiratory tract disorders characterised by excessive, viscous mucus secretions (including COPD): Initially, 2,250 mg daily in divided doses, may be decreased to 1,500 mg daily in divided doses when a satisfactory response is obtained.
    Child: 2-5 years Usual dose: 62.5-125 mg 4 times daily or 200 mg daily in 2 divided doses; 6-12 years Usual dose: 100 mg or 250 mg tid. Dosage recommendations may vary among individual products and between countries (refer to detailed product guidelines).

    Carbocisteine or Carbocysteine

    Syrup: 100 mg/5ml, 250 mg/5ml,
    Caps: 375 mg,