Efetil 600mg Tablet 10’S

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INTRODUCTION

EFETIL 600MG TABLET contains Acetyl Cysteine which belongs to the group of medicines called Mucolytics. It is used in adults to treat acute airway diseases such as bronchitis (inflammation of mucous membrane in airways), emphysema, mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis), and/or bronchiectasis (chronic widening of airway passage).

EFETIL 600MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to Acetylcysteine. It is also not recommended for use in patients with bronchial asthma.

Before taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have stomach ulcers, liver diseases (such as non-alcoholic fatty acid disease), and chronic kidney disease.

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if it is clearly necessary. The medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years) and advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 60 years) after consulting your doctor.

The most common side effects of taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET are nausea and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.

USES OF EFETIL 600MG TABLET
Treats acute airway diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, mucoviscidosis, and/or bronchiectasis in adults
HOW EFETIL 600MG TABLET WORKS

EFETIL 600MG TABLET works by enhancing airway secretions and mucociliary function (a defence mechanism of lungs that promote movement and removal of excess mucus) which causes the mucus (phlegm) to become less sticky resulting in its easy removal through cough thus treating airway diseases in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take EFETIL 600MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Dissolve the medicine in half a glass of water and drink the solution immediately. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF EFETIL 600MG TABLET
COMMON
Nausea
Vomiting
UNCOMMON
Signs of hypersensitivity reaction (immune response to an allergen or antigen) such as shortness of breath, tightness of chest, cough, itching, rashes, and pounding heartrate
Headache
Ringing in the ears
Inflamed and sore mouth
Diarrhoea
Fever
Low blood pressure
Abdominal pain
RARE
Signs of bronchospasm (tightening of airways in lungs) such as shortening of breath
Shortness of breath or breathlessness, difficulty breathing
Impaired indigestion with symptoms of fullness in upper abdomen, gastric pain, belching, nausea and heartburn

Stop taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:    

Signs of shock such as severe drop in blood pressure, paleness, restlessness, weak pulse, clammy skin, and/or decreased consciousness
Signs of angioedema (sudden fluid accumulation in the skin and mucous membrane) such as swelling of the lips, throat or tongue, difficulty while breathing, itching, and/or skin rash
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and vomiting:

Try to take EFETIL 600MG TABLET with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Avoid drinking coffee, alcohol, or smoking.  Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Headache:

If EFETIL 600MG TABLET causes headache, then take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Try to avoid drinking alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller. Headaches should usually go away after the first week of taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET. If it lasts more than a week or becomes severe, then consult and inform your doctor.

Diarrhea:

Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea. Consult and inform your doctor if the symptom worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
PREGNANCY

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women only if it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.  

BREASTFEEDING

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women only if it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

EFETIL 600MG TABLET is not likely to affect your abilities to drive or use machines. Consult your doctor before taking it.

KIDNEY

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with chronic kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

LIVER

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases such non-alcoholic fatty acid disease. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

ALLERGY

EFETIL 600MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients allergic to acetylcysteine, or any other ingredients of this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

LUNGS

EFETIL 600MG TABLET is not recommended to be use in patients with lung diseases such as bronchial asthma. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

OTHERS

Before taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:    

Have or had ulcers in stomach

Use in Paediatrics:

EFETIL 600MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). Consult your doctor before administering the medicine to the child.

Use in Geriatrics:

EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 60 years). Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicine:

Cough suppressants (medicines used to suppress cough reflex) Ex. benzonatate
Nitro-glycerine (a medicine used to treat angina pectoris)
Activated charcoal (a medicine used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of EFETIL 600MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

SYNOPSIS
Drug :   Acetyl Cysteine
Pharmacological Category :   Mucolytics
Therapeutic Indication :   Acute airway diseases (such as bronchitis, emphysema mucoviscidosis, and/or bronchiectasis)         
Dosage Forms :   Capsule, Tablet, Effervescent Tablet, Injection
MORE INFORMATION
Keep EFETIL 600MG TABLET out of reach in children
Do not store EFETIL 600MG TABLET above 25°C
FAQs ABOUT EFETIL 600MG TABLET

Q. What EFETIL 600MG TABLET is used for?

A. EFETIL 600MG TABLET is used in adults as a mucolytic (phlegm loosening medicine) to treat airway diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis), and bronchiectasis.

Q. What happens if you take more EFETIL 600MG TABLET than your required dose?

A. If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of EFETIL 600MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

Q. Is it safe to use EFETIL 600MG TABLET in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

A. EFETIL 600MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women and breastfeeding women only if it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Q. How EFETIL 600MG TABLET works?

A. EFETIL 600MG TABLET works by enhancing airway secretions and mucociliary function (a defence mechanism of lungs that promote movement and removal of excess mucus) which causes the mucus (phlegm) to become less sticky resulting in its easy removal through cough thus treating airway diseases in affected individuals.

Q. What is method of taking EFETIL 600MG TABLET?

A. Take EFETIL 600MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Dissolve the medicine in half a glass of water and drink the solution immediately. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

REFERENCES

1. Laurence Brunton. Pulmonary Pharmacology. Goodman and Gillman’s The Pharmacological Basics of Therapeutics. Twelfth Edition. 2011. Page – 1057.

2. Micaely Cristina dos Santos Tenório, Nayara Gomes Graciliano, Fabiana Andréa Moura, Alane Cabral Menezes de Oliveira, Marília Oliveira Fonseca Goulart. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC): Impacts on Human Health. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. June 2021. [Accessed on 22nd August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8234027/

3. Manouchehr Khoshbaten, Akbar Aliasgarzadeh, Koorosh Masnadi, Mohammad K Tarzamani, Sara Farhang, Hosain Babaei, Javad Kiani, Maryam Zaare, Farzad Najafipoor. N-Acetylcysteine Improves Liver Function in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. March 2010. [Accessed on 22nd August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270338/

4. Minyuan Ye, Weiyuan Lin,1 Jing Zheng, Shaopeng Lin. N-acetylcysteine for chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. April 2021. [Accessed on 22nd August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8129408/

5. Mark F. McCarty and James J. DiNicolantonio. An increased need for dietary cysteine in support of glutathione synthesis may underlie the increased risk for mortality associated with low protein intake in the elderly. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. October 2015. [Accessed on 22nd August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8129408/

6. Elara Pharmaceuticals Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in January 2022] [Accessed on 22nd August 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8576.pdf

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PRODUCT DETAILS
Net Qty
1 N
Item Weight
17.5 g
Ingredient
ACETYLCYSTEINE 600MG
Hsn Code
30049099
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