Description

Carbocisteine (5-carboxymethyl L-cysteine) has been shown in normal and bronchitic animal models to affect the nature and amount of mucus glycoprotein that is secreted by the respiratory tract. An increase in the acid:neutral glycoprotein ratio of the mucus and a transformation of serous cells to mucus cells is known to be the initial response to irritation and will normally be followed by hypersecretion.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Carbocisteine
R Respiratory system → R05 Cough and cold preparations → R05C Expectorants, excl. combinations with cough suppressants → R05CB Mucolytics

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