Do not use acetylcysteine at home if you do not fully understand all instructions that are specific to your use of this medication. Use only the inhaler device provided with your medicine or you may not get the correct dose.
Acetylcysteine solution can be inhaled directly from the nebulizer, or with a face mask, mouth piece, tent, or intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) machine.
Do not mix your dose of acetylcysteine until you are ready to use the medication. Diluted acetylcysteine must be used within 1 hour of mixing.
Acetylcysteine 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.
Other side effects may include sticky feeling around the nebulizer mask, white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips, nausea, fever, runny nose, sore throat, drowsiness, skin rash, or clammy skin.
There may be other drugs that can affect acetylcysteine, or that should not be used in the same nebulizer. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.