ACC akut® is a drug for the treatment of respiratory diseases and to dissolve mucus (mucolytic). ACC is the abbreviation for the active ingredient N-acetylcysteine, which is responsible for liquefying the secretion (secretolytic) and the subsequent removal of the mucus (secretomotor).
- L-N-acetylcysteine (R-2-acetylamino-3-sulfanylpropanoic acid)
- L-alpha-acetamido-beta-mercaptoproprionic acid
ACC akut® is used for the symptomatic treatment of Respiratory diseases, such as. of the bronchitis, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or the Cystic fibrosisin which increased mucus formation or reduced mucus removal can cause breathing difficulties.
The one contained in ACC akut® Active ingredient acetylcysteine is also regularly called Antidote (Antidote) for poisoning with the drug Paracetamol or with poisoning Acrylonitrile, Methacrylonitrile or Methyl bromide applied.
ACC akut® can be used by mouth (orally) in the form of powder, lozenges or chewable tablets as well as in the form of effervescent tablets or juices, on the other hand is one inhalative application just as possible as administration via syringes (parenteral).
The problem with an increased Slime formation is that if it is particularly tough (viscous) that Airways narrowed. On the one hand, the air supply into the lungs is made more difficult, on the other hand, the mucus can be undesirable Germs as a breeding ground serve. One approach to addressing this problem is one Liquefaction of the mucusso that it can then be coughed up more easily.
ACC akut® presumably leads to a liquefaction of the mucus by ensuring the mucus firmness Disulfide bridges broken become.
However, according to the current state of research, the expectorant effect has not yet been clearly clarified.
In addition, ACC akut® has a de-escalating effect on inflammation by acting as a so-called Antioxidant intercepts chemically aggressive substances (free radicals). Ultimately, acetylcysteine (the active ingredient in ACC akut®) acts as a supplier the amino acid found in the human body Cysteine. This is an integral part of the so-called Glutathione Moleculewhich plays a central role in the removal of toxic substances.
ACC akut® should be taken in the form of the tablet with plenty of liquid (preferably water). The effervescent tablet should first be dissolved in a glass of water and then drunk after meals.
It is also recommended to use a adequate hydration to pay attention regardless of the intake of ACC akut®, because in this way the Mucus solution promoted becomes.
Depending on Age, General condition and Severity of the symptoms, children may take up to 400mg of the active ingredient and adults 600mg per day.
All oral (oral) forms of ACC akut® are available in doses of 100mg, 200mg, 400mg and 600mg.
In general, ACC akut® is a well tolerated drug. However, as with any drug, there are possible side effects.
The occasional ones should be mentioned Occurrence of allergic reactions (Rash, itching, blistering, swelling of the mucous membranes, dyspnoea, circulatory disorders and shock), Headache, fever such as Gastrointestinal complaints (nausea, Vomit, diarrhea).
If side effects occur, it is always advisable to consult a doctor to discuss how to proceed.
When taking ACC akut® and cough suppressant drugs (Antitussives), it can lead to a threatening accumulation of secretions with subsequent shortness of breath.
By taking ACC akut® in combination with some Antibiotics (e.g. tetracyclines, penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides), nitroglycerin and activated charcoal will change their effect.
ACC akut® should not be taken if you are of insufficient age (depending on the dosage) or if you are known intolerance respectively Hypersensitivity against the active ingredient acetylcysteine or other ingredients.
Depending on the dosage form and the manufacturing company, e.g. the price for 20 effervescent tablets is between € 4 and € 11.
ACC is akut® pharmacy only but without prescription salable.