The active ingredient in Fluimucil® is acetylcysteine. This active ingredient dissolves secretions and is therefore used for colds and similar diseases of the respiratory tract.
How Fluimucil® works
Penetrate pathogens (e.g. Viruses or bacteriumn) enters the nose or bronchi, the mucous membrane there reacts by secreting large amounts of fluid.
The aim of these secretions is to wash away the invading pathogens and thus remove them from the body.
If this mucus cannot be removed quickly enough, it accumulates in the affected areas.
In addition, insufficient ventilation of the slimy areas results in ideal growth conditions for bacteria, which easily settle on this basis and multiply unhindered.
Fluimucil® as a dissolver of the secretion liquefies the mucus and thus facilitates the body's own removal of excess fluids.
This works by acetylcysteine breaking the bonds between the individual mucus molecules, thereby reducing the viscosity of the secretion, which makes it easier for the mucus to flow.
Through this mechanism, Fluimucil® avoids inflammation and can cause hustan attacks if the skin is stuck to cough effectively alleviate.
Acetylcysteine is available in pack sizes 20, 50 or 100 capsules.
If an expectorant drug such as acetylcysteine is used, one must be taken sufficient amount of water to drink It is important to ensure that the body's fluid balance is not imbalanced when liquefied secretion is withdrawn from the body to remove foreign bodies and pathogens.
A liquid of at least 1.5 - 2 liters (Water or unsweetened tea).
The stuck mucus can also be liquefied by inhaling water vapor, to which additional dissolving agents can be added through tea or essential oils.
Fluimucil® should not be used if the patient is known to be hypersensitive to one of the ingredients or if the child is before the age of one.
Even during the pregnancy or Lactation Fluimucil® should only be taken if absolutely indicated by the doctor, otherwise it is not recommended.
Possible side effects that can occur when taking Fluimucil® are:
- Hypersensitivity reactions with skin reactions such as redness, rash, itching and / or wheal formation
- Rare a headache
- rarely nausea, Vomit, diarrhea
You must avoid taking acetylcysteine at the same time as medication that inhibits the urge to cough, as the mucus loosened by acetylcysteine cannot then be coughed up.
Some Antibiotics, such as Penicillins, Cephalosporins or Tetracyclines, can be weakened in their effect if taken at the same time as acetylcysteine.
Because of this, they should at least 2 hours can be taken with a delay.