|Chemical name: Acetylcysteine
Brand name: Mucomyst
Typical dosage: 30ml of 20% solution
Typical type: Nebulizer solution1
Mucomyst is used to treat congestion from mucous. Mucomyst is available as a brand name or as a generic equivalent and comes as an inhaled medication.
Mucomyst is a medication that contains the active ingredient acetylcysteine. Mucomyst is used to help loosen and clear mucous in the nasal passages, sinuses and lungs.
Mucomyst is an inhaled medication. It works by dissolving the bonds in mucous that make it thick, which helps it become thin and drain more easily.
Common side effects include upset stomach, vomitting, runny nose, fatigue, mouth irritation, clammy skin and fever.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Mucomyst.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Mucomyst.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$5 – $187||$3 – $78|
Mucomyst is an inhaled liquid. It should only be used by breathing in through the mouth.
If you use a mask to help you inhale Mucomyst, your face may feel sticky after your dose. Wash your face with water.
Try to cough up your loosened mucus after using Mucomyst. Store Mucomyst in the refrigerator.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.