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What is Carbocisteine Used For?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Carbocisteine, classified as a mucolytic medicine, serves a crucial purpose in improving respiratory health. As a mucolytic, its primary role is to assist in the process of expelling phlegm, also known as mucus or sputum. It achieves this by making the phlegm in your airways less thick and sticky.

This property of Carbocisteine is particularly valuable for individuals affected by lung conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. By facilitating the easier removal of phlegm, Carbocisteine aids those with these conditions in breathing more comfortably and effectively.

Common Side Effects - more than 1 in 10 people

Like with taking any medication, taking carbocisteine can cause unwanted side effects. Though most people won’t experience these, it’s important to be aware of what to expect: 

If you experience these side effects and they do not go away, or are making you feel particularly uncomfortable, you should consult your GP or pharmacist for further guidance. 

For more detailed information on the side effects of carbocisteine, please visit the official NHS website

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