Muco Mepha 600 mg 10 effervescent tablets
Muco Mepha 600 mg 10 effervescent tablets

Muco Mepha 600 mg 10 effervescent tablets

Muco-Mepha Brausetabl 600 mg 10 Stk

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What is Muco-Mepha and when is it used?

Muco-Mepha contains the active ingredient acetylcysteine. This active ingredient liquefies and loosens the tough, stuck mucus in the airways and promotes expectoration.

The secretion present on the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract plays an important role in the defense against inhaled pollutants such as bacteria, dust and chemical impurities. These irritants are held in the secretion, where they are rendered harmless and excreted with the sputum.

With infections caused by bacteria and viruses (colds, flu, bronchitis) and with chronic irritations caused by harmful substances, the production of mucus increases. The thickening of the mucus can cause the airways to become blocked, causing breathing difficulties and sputum problems.

The expectorant effect of Muco-Mepha liquefies the tough mucus and makes it easier to cough up. This reduces the risk of infection. If the airways are clear, the cough subsides and breathing becomes easier.

Muco-Mepha is suitable for the treatment of all respiratory diseases that lead to excessive mucus production, such as colds or flu with coughs and catarrh as well as acute and chronic bronchitis, sinus infections, throat and pharynx infections, bronchial asthma and (as an additional treatment) cystic fibrosis (cystic fibrosis) ).

What precautions should be taken?

The effect of Muco-Mepha is enhanced by drinking plenty of it. Smoking contributes to the excessive formation of bronchial mucus. You can support the effectiveness of Muco-Mepha by giving up smoking.

For diabetics

Muco-Mepha effervescent tablets can be taken by diabetics as they do not contain any diabetogenic sweeteners.

When should Muco-Mepha not be taken?

Muco-Mepha must not be taken if you are known to be hypersensitive to the active ingredient acetylcysteine ​​or any other ingredient or if you have stomach or intestinal ulcers.

Muco-Mepha should also not be taken together with cough suppressants (antitussives), as these agents suppress the cough and the natural self-cleaning of the airways, which impairs the coughing up of the liquefied mucus and leads to a congestion of the bronchial mucus with the risk of bronchial spasms and respiratory infections can occur.

The effervescent tablets of 600 mg must not be used in children under 12 years of age (in children with the metabolic disease cystic fibrosis under 6 years of age) because of their high content of active ingredient.

Your doctor will know what to do in such cases.

Muco-Mepha must not be used in young children under 2 years of age.

When should caution be required when taking Muco-Mepha?

The use of Muco-Mepha, especially at the beginning of treatment, can lead to a liquefaction of the bronchial secretions and promote expectoration. If the patient is not able to cough up this sufficiently, the doctor can take supportive measures. If you have observed rashes or breathing difficulties while taking a medicine with the same active substance as Muco-Mepha before, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist before you start using the Start taking the preparation.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, the Muco-Mepha effervescent tablets are not suitable for you, as they contain approximately 194 mg sodium per Muco-Mepha 200 mg effervescent tablet, corresponding to 494 mg table salt, and per Muco-Mepha 600 mg effervescent tablet approximately 149 mg sodium corresponding to 376 mg The salt released after ingestion can increase your blood pressure even further and reduce the effectiveness of medicines for high blood pressure.

Using certain other medicines at the same time can affect each other's effects. The effectiveness of certain agents against circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries (eg nitroglycerin for angina pectoris) can be increased.

Simultaneous administration of acetylcysteine ​​and carbamazepine can lead to a decrease in the concentration of carbamazepine.

The simultaneous administration of cough suppressants (antitussives) can impair the effectiveness of Muco-Mepha (see above: “When should Muco-Mepha not be taken?”). Furthermore, you should not take antibiotics at the same time as Muco-Mepha, but at least 2 hours apart.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you have

  • suffer from other diseases,
  • have allergies or
  • take other medicines (including those you have bought yourself) or use them externally.

Can Muco-Mepha be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child if used as intended. Systematic scientific research was never carried out. As a precautionary measure, you should avoid medication if possible during pregnancy or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.

No information is available on the excretion of acetylcysteine ​​in breast milk. Therefore you should only use Muco-Mepha during breastfeeding if your doctor treating you thinks it is necessary.

How do you use Muco-Mepha?

Unless otherwise prescribed, the usual dosage for acute illnesses is :

Children from 2 to 12 years: 1 effervescent tablet of 200 mg twice a day.

Adolescents over 12 years of age and adults: 600 mg daily, divided into 1 effervescent tablet of 600 mg or several doses (3 times 1 effervescent tablet of 200 mg).

If the excessive mucus formation and the associated cough do not subside after 2 weeks of treatment, you should consult a doctor so that he can clarify the cause more precisely and rule out a possible malignant disease of the respiratory tract.

Long-term treatment for chronic diseases (only on medical prescription) : 400–600 mg daily, divided into one or more doses, duration of treatment limited to a maximum of 3–6 months.

Cystic fibrosis: as above, but for children from 6 years of age, 1 effervescent tablet of 200 mg or 1 effervescent tablet of 600 mg once a day.

Dissolve the effervescent tablet in a glass of cold or hot water and drink it immediately. Do not dissolve other medicines in the water at the same time as Muco-Mepha, as this can affect or stop the effectiveness of both Muco-Mepha and the other medicines.

When opening the tube, a slight smell of sulfur is noticeable. This is typical for the active ingredient acetylcysteine ​​and does not affect its effect.

Adhere to the dosage given in the package insert or prescribed by your doctor. If you think that the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.

What side effects can Muco-Mepha have?

The following side effects may occur when taking Muco-Mepha:

Gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain or inflammation of the oral mucosa, as well as hypersensitivity reactions, hives, headache and fever.

Furthermore, an accelerated pulse, low blood pressure and ringing in the ears, heartburn, as well as bleeding and water retention on the face can occur.

Allergic symptoms of a general nature (such as skin rashes or itching) can also occur. If the hypersensitivity reactions also cause breathing difficulties and bronchial cramps, which can happen in rare cases, you must stop treatment with Muco-Mepha immediately and consult a doctor.

The breath may temporarily get an unpleasant odor.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.

What should also be noted?

The drug may only be used up to the date marked “EXP” on the container.

Store below 25 ° C and protected from moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

More information

Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.

What is in Muco-Mepha?

1 effervescent tablet Muco-Mepha 200 mg contains:

Active ingredient: acetylcysteine ​​200 mg.

Auxiliary substances: sweetener aspartame, flavorings, as well as the preservative sulfur dioxide (E220) and other auxiliary substances.

1 effervescent tablet Muco-Mepha 600 mg contains:

Active ingredient: acetylcysteine ​​600 mg.

Auxiliary substances: sweetener aspartame, flavorings, as well as the preservative sulfur dioxide (E220) and other auxiliary substances.

Approval number

52385 (Swissmedic).

Where can you get muco-mepha? Which packs are available?

In pharmacies and drugstores, without medical prescription.

  • Muco Mepha 200 mg 30 effervescent tablets
  • Muco Mepha 600 mg 10 effervescent tablets

Marketing authorization holder

Mepha Pharma AG, Basel.

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