Mucomyst (Acetylcysteine) Dosage and Side Effects
Warnings and Precautions
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use ALOXI if you are allergic to it.
To make sure ALOXI is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar medicine for nausea or vomiting, such as dolasetron (Anzemet) or ondansetron (Zofran).
FDA pregnancy category B. ALOXI is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether ALOXI passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; chest pain, difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- high levels of serotonin in the body--agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting.
Common side effects may include:
- constipation; or
- tired feeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions with this medication
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Other drugs may interact with ALOXI, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Proper Use of this medication
ALOXI is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
ALOXI is usually given 30 minutes before chemotherapy, or right before you are given anesthesia for surgery.
Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Because you will receive ALOXI in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
Other related products
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.