Orifarm Generics AB

Effervescent tablet 200 mg 
(Flat, round, white tablet with a notch on one side, 18 mm in diameter)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. It contains information that is important to you.

  • Save this information, you may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not give it to others. It can harm them, even if they show signs of illness similar to yours.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information. See section 4.

In this leaflet: 
1. What Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova is and what it is used for 
2. What you need to know before you take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova 
3. How to take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova 
4. Possible side effects 
5. How to store Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova 
6. Contents of the packaging and other information 

1. What Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova is and what it is used for

Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova dissolves tough mucus so that it becomes thinner and thus easier to cough up.

Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova is used for prolonged tracheal problems with viscous mucus ( chronic bronchitis ).

Acetylcysteine ​​contained in Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this leaflet. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

What you need to know before you take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

Do not take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

  • if you are allergic to acetylcysteine ​​or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova.

  • if you have asthma or have previously had convulsions in the trachea.

Stop taking Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova and consult a doctor if you get skin and mucous membrane reactions.

Other medicines and Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Experience with use during pregnancy is limited. Therefore, consult your doctor before starting treatment if you are pregnant.

It is unknown whether acetylcysteine ​​passes into breast milk. Therefore, consult your doctor before starting treatment if you are breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines

Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires increased vigilance. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. Descriptions of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova contains sodium and sucrose

This medicine contains 195.43 mg sodium (the main ingredient in table salt/table salt) per effervescent tablet. This corresponds to 10% of the maximum recommended daily intake of sodium for adults. Consult a doctor or pharmacist if your need for 2 or more effervescent tablets remains on a daily basis for a long period, especially if you have been prescribed a low-salt (sodium-poor) diet.

If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

How to take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

The recommended dose is 1 tablet 2-3 times a day.

Effervescent tablet one dissolves in a ½-1 glass of water.

The symptoms you might experience if you take more doses of acetylcysteine Alternova include hypotension, rash, cramps in the bronchial muscle, nausea, and vomiting.

If you forget to take Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova and contact a doctor immediately if you get any of the following symptoms ( angioedema ):

  • swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hives and difficulty breathing.

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): Nausea, diarrhea.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): Abdominal pain, bronchospasm.

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): Skin rash, hives, itching, and allergic swelling ( angioedema ).

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly to the Medical Products Agency, www.lakemedelsverket.se. By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information.

5. How to store Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Close the package tightly. Moisture sensitive.

Do not store above 30 ° C.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is acetylcysteine ​​200 mg per effervescent tablet.
  • The other ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, anhydrous citric acid, anhydrous sodium carbonate, anhydrous sodium sulfate, sweetener (sodium cyclamate, saccharin sodium), povidone, macrogol, simethicone- emulsion (dimension, methylcellulose, sorbic acid, purified water), lemon flavoring ( ascorbic acid, citral, lemon oil, maltodextrin, saccharose ).

What it looks like and contents of the pack:

Acetylcysteine ​​Alternova 200 mg effervescent tablets are white, round, flat with a notch on one side and 18 mm in diameter

Brytskåran is not for dividing effervescent tablets into equal doses.

Plastic pipes (polypropylene) with plastic cork (polyethylene) containing 1.2 g of silica gel as a desiccant.

Pack sizes: 15, 25, 100 (4×25) and 300 (12×25) effervescent tablets .

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer:

Marketing authorization holder: Alternova A / S

Lodshusvej 11

4230 Skælskør


Manufacturer :

Isis Pharmaceuticals Hellas SA – Koropi

Archimedes street

Koropi Attikis, 19 400


Muhammad Nadeem

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