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I bought a syrup form of acetylcysteine at the pharmacy here…

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Hello I bought a syrup form of acetylcysteine at the pharmacy here in Brazil last night for a bad cough and phlegm. I am wondering about the dosage. According to the included instructions I am to take it only 1 x a day at night, 600mg (15ml) ( the syrup contains 20mg of acetil. per 1ml of syrup). Is this the correct dosage? And also the best cough expectorant to be taking? Thank you

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Hello, DrMike at your assist...
Acetylcysteine (often abbreviated NAC), yes, is used for cough, and it has been shown to reduce the production of sputum or phlegm. It's usually diluted in a bit of cola (for the taste) and taken all at once. Your dosage is correct, yes.

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(As well, drinking plenty of water has always been good for respiratory congestion and avoiding smoking are helpful. But NAC has been shown to be quite effective.)

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