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 390.00 / 20%/ 30ml
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. There is no evidence of teratogenicity in animal studies.
Prepared by a compounding pharmacist.
Stings on instillation and has objectionable smell.
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