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Stacytine 200 GRA
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Stacytine 200 GRA reduces the viscosity of purulent and non purulent pulmonary secretions. Acetylcysteine may also protect the liver in case of overdose of paracetamol.

Pack size Box of 20 sachets, 50 sachets.
Shelf-life 60 months
Composition Acetylcysteine
Dosage forms and strengths Granules for oral solution: 200 mg
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications:

A mucolytic agent in the adjunctive treatment of patients with abnormal viscid or inspissated mucous secretions in such conditions as acute and chronic bronchopulmonary disorders.

An antidote for the treatment of paracetamol overdosage.

Dosage:

  • Mucolytic effect: Adults: 1 sachet three times daily. Children aged 2 to 6 years old: 1 sachet twice daily.
  • Antidote for paracetamol overdosage: Initial dose of 140 mg/kg followed by 70 mg/kg every 4 hours for an additional 17 doses.

Usage:

Stacytine 200 GRA is orally administered.

Known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation.

Patients with asthma or a history of bronchospasm.

Children under 2 years old.

Common: Nausea, vomiting.

Less common: Drowsiness, headache, tinnitus, stomatitis, severe rhinorrhea, rash, urticaria.

Since oral administration of acetylcysteine may result in vomiting or aggravate vomiting associated with paracetamol overdosage, patients at risk of gastric hemorrhage should be evaluated with regard to the relative risks of upper GI hemorrhage and paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity and treatment with acetylcysteine given accordingly.

Asthmatic patients receiving acetylcysteine should be observed closely during such therapy; if bronchospasm occurs, a bronchodilator should be given by nebulization. If bronchospasm progresses, acetylcysteine should be discontinued immediately.

Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take Stacytine 200 GRA.

Stacytine 200 GRA can be used in pregnant and nursing women.

Caution should be exercised when driving or operating machinery because acetylcysteine can cause some adverse reactions such as drowsiness, headache, blurred vision.