Acetylcysteine (Inhalation)

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Acetylcysteine (Inhalation), a pharmaceutical marvel in respiratory care, stands as a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with various pulmonary challenges. This inhalable medication has etched its mark in the medical landscape, offering relief and improved quality of life for those dealing with conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, and diverse pulmonary disorders.

Central to Acetylcysteine’s efficacy is its unique ability to address the root of respiratory distress by altering the consistency of mucus within the airways. By breaking down disulfide bonds in mucus, the medication transforms thick secretions into a more manageable fluid state, easing the burden on respiratory function. 

Moreover, its antioxidant properties contribute to an environment conducive to healing, combating oxidative stress that often accompanies respiratory ailments.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation