MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary


Mucolytic therapy should be stopped if there is no benefit after a 4 week trial.

Mucolytics may disrupt the gastric mucosal barrier - caution in patients with history of peptic ulceration.

Acetylcysteine 600mg effervescent tablets are not suitable for any patient who has a sodium restricted diet, and use with caution in patients who are concomitantly using Glyceryl trinitrate

Capsules should not be dispensed as they are more expensive than the tablets.

MTW: Can be used for the prevention of contrast media induced nephropathy in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. This is an unlicensed use and should only be prescribed by a specialist.

Pack Price
20 tablet (2 x 10 tablets) £3.65
30 tablet (5 x 6 tablets) £4.40
Pack Price
120 capsule £4.20
30 capsule
Pack Price
125 ml
250 ml
300 ml £7.63