Important User Information
Care of Aeroneb® Pro nebulizer when using Mucomyst®
Mucomyst® is a mucolytic agent indicated as an adjuvant therapy for patients with
abnormal or viscid secretions. Its active ingredient, N-acetylcysteine, is reactive with
certain metals and rubber based materials.
Mucomyst® is effectively nebulized using the Aeroneb® Pro nebulizer system. Correct
cleaning of your Aeroneb® Pro nebulizer after nebulizing Mucomyst®, as outlined in
the current Directions for Use manual, is very important.
Inadequate cleaning or not cleaning your Aeroneb® Pro nebulizer after administration
of Mucomyst® can result in a residue of the drug remaining on the aerosol generator
and the surrounding washer in the centre of your nebulizer. If this residue is not
washed off properly before the nebulizer is autoclaved, the area around the aerosol
generator may become discoloured.
Mucomyst® should not be allowed to dry onto the aerosol generator of your Aeroneb®
Pro nebulizer, particularly in situations where a patient is being treated with more than
one nebulized therapy. Such practice could potentially result in a sticky build-up on the
aperture holes of the aerosol generator and reduce the nebulizer’s ability to aerosolise
It is important to note that Aerogen’s metallic aerosol generator is made from a highly
corrosive resistant material and as such, is not directly affected by the use of
As always, we recommend that cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation of the Aeroneb®
Pro Nebulizer are carried out in accordance with your current hospital procedures.
However, when using Mucomyst®, we further recommend that you introduce 1ml of
sterile water into the nebulizer after dosing with Mucomyst® and before the nebulizer
dries out in order to rinse off any remaining Mucomyst®.
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