What is Carbocysteine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Mucodyne Mucocil

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Carbocysteine is a mucolytic product that helps thin out mucus and make it easier to clear from the airways. This may help relieve the symptoms of acute or chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and many other respiratory conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bronchiectasis 4 1
Respiratory infections 4 3
Mucus in throat 3 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 0
Improve swallowing 2 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carbocysteine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carbocysteine

Dosage Patients
375 mg twice daily 1
375 capsule(s) three times daily 1
750 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Carbocysteine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Carbocysteine

Duration

Currently taking Carbocysteine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Carbocysteine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Carbocysteine.