Acetylcysteine

Active ingredient description

Acetylcysteine is N-acetyl derivative of cysteine. Used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Acetylcysteine
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CB Mucolytics
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Acetylcysteine
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals
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Acetylcysteine
V Various → V03 All other therapeutic products → V03A All other therapeutic products → V03AB Antidotes
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Medicines

Acetylcysteine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Austria

Brazil

Lithuania

Hong Kong

Finland

Netherlands

Brazil Germany

Tunisia

Brazil

Hong Kong

Brazil

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Austria

France

Brazil

Austria Brazil France Germany Hong Kong

Brazil

Spain

Spain

Hong Kong

France Hong Kong Singapore Spain

Austria

United Kingdom

France

Finland

Singapore

Hong Kong

Tunisia

Poland

Poland

Austria

France

Poland

Tunisia

Finland France

Finland

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Tunisia

Hong Kong

Singapore

Ireland United Kingdom

Spain

Ireland United Kingdom

Brazil

Brazil

Lithuania Poland

Cyprus Hong Kong

Singapore

Singapore

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Ireland

Cyprus Singapore

Poland

Acetylcysteine is also found within below combination drugs:

AMINOPLASMAL , AMINOSTERIL N HEPA , NEPHROSTERIL , RHINOFLUIMUCIL , RINOFLUIMUCIL

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

WYQ7N0BPYC - ACETYLCYSTEINE

CAS registry number

616-91-1 - acetylcysteine

SNOMED-CT

387440002 - Acetylcysteine (substance)