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Where would I purchase carbocisteine, it is to help thin out

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Where would I purchase carbocisteine, it is to help thin out your mucus so you can get it up better
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, I had a prescription but the pharmacy I took it to couldn't get it and they kept the prescription. The doctor will write me out another
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am only allergic to Avalox and Levequin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have copd and can hardly get the thick mucus up, so I've read about this carbocisteine and it says it is to thin the mucus so I can get it up easier, I know it comes in capsule of liquid form
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question! You're speaking with Dr. Bridget. I appreciate your patience as I review your question and prepare my response.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 9 months ago.

Carbocisteine is not available in the US (only in Europe and it is by prescription only). The closest thing we have in the US would be Guaifenesin.

Do you have follow-up questions? I am happy to help:)

Dr. Bridget