MUCOMYST (Acetylcysteine) is used to help thin and loosen mucus in the airways due to certain lung diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia). This effect helps you to clear the mucus from your lungs so that you can breathe easier. This medication is used to prevent liver damage from acetaminophen overdose.
Acetylcysteine is a drug that breaks down mucus, the substance that lubricates many parts of the body such as the mouth, throat, and lungs. Acetylcysteine inhalation is used to thin the mucus in people with certain lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, or tuberculosis. Acetylcysteine as antidote for acetaminophen overdose. The incidence of acetaminophen overdose, often resulting in hepatotoxicity or even death, steadily increases as its use (instead of aspirin) as an antipyretic and analgesic increases.