Medication Information Leaflet
Acetylcysteine eye drop breaks down mucus strands on the eye surface and makes tears less sticky. It is used to treat dry eyes, cornea inflammatory conditions such as filamentary keratitis and improve cornea wound healing.
If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
You are using any other eye preparations.
These symptoms are usually mild and will go away after some time. Check with your healthcare professional if these symptoms are severe or do not improve.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes around your eyes or over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Read the instructions on the medication label:
For preparations that require refrigeration, store in the refrigerator between 2 - 8⁰C. Do not freeze.
For preparations that do not require refrigeration, store at room temperature, in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Use this medication within the shelf-life as recommended by the healthcare professional/manufacturer. Do not use the product after the expiry date stated on the bottle.
Keep this medication away from children.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.
Please take note that the above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication or if you have other side effects that you think are caused by this medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.
Last updated on December 2022
This article was last reviewed on
Friday, September 15, 2023
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