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Cetylev

Generic Name: Acetylcysteine Effervescent Tablets (a se teel SIS teen)
Brand Name: Cetylev
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Cetylev. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Cetylev (acetylcysteine effervescent tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Cetylev (acetylcysteine effervescent tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Cetylev Side Effects

Cetylev Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about acetylcysteine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cetylev.

For the Consumer

Applies to acetylcysteine: oral capsule, oral powder, oral solution, oral tablet effervescent

Other dosage forms:

  • inhalation solution
  • intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, acetylcysteine (the active ingredient contained in Cetylev) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking acetylcysteine:

Incidence not known

  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • fever
  • hives or itching
  • nausea
  • rash with or without a fever
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • severe or ongoing vomiting
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of acetylcysteine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Mild nausea
  • stomach upset
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to acetylcysteine: compounding powder, inhalation solution, intravenous solution, oral capsule, oral tablet, oral tablet effervescent

General

The most common adverse events were anaphylactoid reaction, nausea, vomiting, flushing, and skin rash.

Hypersensitivity

Anaphylactoid symptoms include airway obstruction (bronchospasm), angioedema, dyspnea, hypotension, shock, tachycardia, urticaria, and injection site reaction (including rash). These are most common either during, or at the end of the loading dose infusion, and may be dose related. Careful monitoring is recommended.

Very common (10% or more): Anaphylactoid reaction (18%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anaphylaxis

Rare (less than 0.1%): Acquired sensitization

Frequency not reported: Dermal eruptions

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Vomiting NOS (12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea

Frequency not reported: Stomatitis

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Respiratory symptoms, pharyngitis, rhinorrhea, rhonchi, throat tightness

Frequency not reported: Bronchoconstriction, bronchospasm, irritation to tracheal and bronchial tract (inhalation route), hemoptysis, dyspnea, respiratory arrest, coughing, stridor

Respiratory symptoms were defined as presence of any of the following: cough, wheezing, stridor, shortness of breath, chest tightness, respiratory distress, or bronchospasm.

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Tachycardia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypotension

Frequency not reported: Cyanosis, tachycardia, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, extrasystoles, flushing, hypertension, vasodilation, ECG changes

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Urticaria/facial flushing, rash NOS, pruritus, flushing

Frequency not reported: Angioedema, sweating, edema periorbital, clamminess

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Edema

Frequency not reported: Acidosis, hypokalemia

Other

Rare (less than 0.1%): Death

Frequency not reported: Fever, malaise, rigors, chest pain, facial pain, facial edema, raised temperature

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Syncope, generalized seizure, drowsiness

Local

Frequency not reported: Injection site reaction

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Arthralgia, arthropathy

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Deterioration of liver function

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Thrombocytopenia

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision, eye pain, puffy eyes, itching/redness/irritation in eyes (ophthalmic formulation)

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Anxiety

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cetylev (www.drugs.com/cdi/cetylev.html).