NACFIL Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for NACFIL Tablet 10's

What is NACFIL Tablet used for?

NACFIL Tablet is also known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC) or N-acetyl-L-cysteine.

  • NACFIL Tablet oral tablets, capsules and respiratory powder for inhalation are used
  • to treat chest infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis;
  • in anti-aging treatment;
  • to treat kidney failure (which occurs due to certain dyes used in X-ray procedure).
  • Intravenous NACFIL Tablet (injectable) is used to treat
  • symptoms of chest pain (angina);
  • an overdose of Paracetamol.

NACFIL Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does NACFIL Tablet work?

  • NACFIL Tablet is derived from N-acetyl cysteine, which is formed from the amino acid L-cysteine.
  • NACFIL Tablet thins and clears the mucus from the airways in respiratory diseases.
  • NACFIL Tablet helps in the formation of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant normally found in the liver, and enhances non-toxic metabolism of Acetaminophen. This protects the liver cells from NAPQI (N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine) toxicity, which can lead to acute liver failure.

How to take NACFIL Tablet?

  • The dosage of oral tablets, capsules, inhalation powder and intravenous form of NACFIL Tablet depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take NACFIL Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of NACFIL Tablet formulation, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • On oral administration:
  • NACFIL Tablet inhalation solution must be prepared from the powder and inhaled directly from the nebulizer or with a face mask, mouth piece, tent, or intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) machine.
  • Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • On intravenous NACFIL Tablet (injectable) administration:
  • Do not administer yourself. Please take the help of a medical professional.

If you have taken an overdose of NACFIL Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • Running nose
  • Mouth sores
  • Flushing
  • Hypotension
  • Airway obstruction
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

What are the drugs that interact with NACFIL Tablet?

Drugs that interact with NACFIL Tablet:

  • Alprazolam
  • Aspirin
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Bifidobacterium infantis/lactobacillus acidophilus (Probiotic)
  • Budesonide/Formoterol
  • Cetirizine
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Duloxetine
  • Esomeprazole
  • Fish Oil
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Levocarnitine
  • Montelukast
  • Pyridoxine
  • Tiotropium
  • Ubiquinone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of NACFIL Tablet?

Most common side effects of NACFIL Tablet are:

  • Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Heartburn, gas
  • Change in taste
  • Skin rash

Please contact your physician immediately if you have

  • On oral administration
  • severe chest pain, tightness and breathing difficulty;
  • severe abdominal pain, black colour stool, coffee ground colour vomit;
  • On intravenous administration:
  • hepatic encephalopathy (occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma due to liver failure); 
  • anaphylactoid hypersensitivity reactions (angioedema, bronchospasm, respiratory distress, tachycardia and hypotension).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking NACFIL Tablet?

Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on NACFIL Tablet.

You are advised not to take NACFIL Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking NACFIL Tablet?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to NACFIL Tablet.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have any history of asthma, stomach or intestinal ulcers.
  • you are allergic to food, dyes, and preservatives.
  • you have rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance.
  • you are sensitive to Carbocysteine, Erdosteine or Mecysteine.
  • you have a genetic condition called phenylketonuria where your body is unable to break down a substance called phenylalanine.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you do when you have taken an overdose of NACFIL Tablet?

If you have taken an overdose of NACFIL Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include the following:

  • Running nose
  • Mouth sores
  • Flushing
  • Hypotension
  • Airway obstruction
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Frequently Asked questions about NACFIL Tablet

  1. How should NACFIL Tablet be stored?
  2. NACFIL Tablet must be stored in original package to protect from moisture.

    NACFIL Tablet must not be exposed to light and moisture as it becomes less active. NACFIL Tablet must be kept out of children’s reach.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking NACFIL Tablet?
  4. No, you can have your normal diet unless advised by your doctor.

  5. What are the other formulations of NACFIL Tablet available?
  6. NACFIL Tablet comes in oral tablets, capsules, inhalation solution, injectable and eye drops formulations.

  7. Can I drive while taking NACFIL Tablet?
  8. NACFIL Tablet does not affect the driving ability. However, if you are feeling dizzy, it is better to avoid driving.

  9. Can I drink alcohol with NACFIL Tablet?
  10. No interference has been found with alcohol while taking NACFIL Tablet. However, it is advisable not to consume alcohol while taking NACFIL Tablet.

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