Hi there I have been taking carbocisteine for over a month. I don't like it. Its making me weak & my tongue is dry & I have no energy. My body temperature is 35 & sometimes below this . I have now stopped these capsules. Did this happen to anyone else & is there another medication like this but without side effects?
It's one benefit with 10 side effects. It's not worth it.
Been on carbosistene for years with no issues. There are alternatives maybe have a chat with respiratory nurse or Gp .I hope you get something sorted out.
Thank you for your reply. Glad it works for you xx
Odd. I have taken it for years with no issues. Sorry to hear.
I was on carbocysteine for a year until the yellow colourings caused constant allergic reaction.
I was told Mucodyne 375 (made by Sanofi) would not have colouring so took 1 tablet only to try. The itching started within 12hrs.
The patient leaflet said it contained colouring but the patient leaflet on Net did not.
I wrote to Sanofi medical dept and was told the current capsules do not contain sunset yellow or quinolone. However they have a life of 36months. Ie the tablets I was given was in date but not totally up to date.
I’m now writing back to Dr Awais to find out the batch numbers of this without the colourings.
I don’t know daffodil 77 if an allergy reaction to the dyes is your problem. I put it out there to consider
The alternative to carbocysteine (Brown abd Burke) is
Mucodyne 375 made by Sanofi
They seem very helpful if you feel able to contact Dr Awais and explain what is happening.
I find the medicine itself is helping to reducing my cough and the stickiness of the phlegm