click here for details           Mucomyst  (U.S.N.L.M.)
filamentary keratitis
1 drop qid
Chem Specs Acetylcysteine 10%, 20%
Quantities Rubber stopped vials:   4ml(10,20%),   10ml(10,20%),  30ml(10,20%)
Cost 15.00 / 10ml
Class mucolytic
Action Dissolves mucus threads and decreases tear viscosity.
Usage Used off label to treat filamentary keratitis.
2% to 5% solution prepared for topical use with sterile saline or artificial tears.
(Direct use of 10% solution is sometimes mentioned in the literature.)
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to Mucomyst.
Pediatric use No FDA information available.
Pregnancy Category B
Prepared by a compounding pharmacist.
Stings on instillation and has objectionable smell.