Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection

Manufactured byVenus Remedies Ltd.
Description

Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection is a mucolytic agent which reduces the thickness of the sputum. It is used to relieve chest congestion caused by thick or abnormal mucous secretion in patients with lung diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, etc. It is also used as an antidote for paracetamol poisoning.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin irritation and rahses
  • Throat irritation
  • Drowsiness
  • Chest tightness
  • Hives and wheezing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Presence of blood in cough
  • Injection site pain
  • Cool and moist skin
  • Swelling and soreness of the inside of the mouth

Uses of Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mucolytic
  • Paracetamol poisoning
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry eye syndrome)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its effect is subject to variations based on the intended use and route of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to variations based on the intended use and route of administration.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will determine the suitability and safety of the use of this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding for a certain period of time depending on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to acetylcysteine or any other ingredients present along with it.

Acute asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an acute and severe episode of asthma (Status Asthmaticus).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will determine the suitability and safety of the use of this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding for a certain period of time depending on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Acute asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a severe and sudden attack of asthma. It is advised to closely monitor asthma patients during treatment with this medicine.

Keratoconjunctivitis

This medicine should not be used with topical antibiotics for relieving dry eye syndrome due to the increased risk of severe adverse reactions.

Paracetamol overdose

Both the oral and intravenous forms of this medicine are used for the treatment of paracetamol poisoning. The preferred route of administration is based on the time of poisoning and severity of symptoms. It is advised to closely monitor the level of paracetamol in the body and then proceed with the further course of treatment.

Allergic skin reaction

Use of this medicine may cause severe allergic reactions like a rapid fall in blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, rash, etc. Patients should be closely monitored, especially when the intravenous form of the medicine is administered.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of the mucolytic preparation as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. The injectable form of this medicine is given in a clinical setup and hence missing a dose is less likely.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include difficulty in breathing, convulsions, reduced physical activity, etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Activated charcoal

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Mucomelt 1000 mg Injection exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label. The injectable form of the medicine used for paracetamol poisoning should be administered only under the supervision of a doctor with periodic monitoring. The form and route of administration are very specific and should not be changed without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the thickness of mucus present in the airways and relieving chest congestion. It also counteracts the poisonous effects of excessive consumption of Paracetamol.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antidotes, Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

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