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Medication Description: Mesna

Mesna (Mesna) *.

Sodium salt of 2-mercaptoethanesulfonic acid.

Synonyms: Mistabron, Mistabron, Mucofluid, Mucolene, etc.

By the action of the drug is close to acetylcysteine. Due to the presence of the sulfhydryl group, it is able to break the disulfide bonds of the mucopoly of the sputum saccharides and reduce its viscosity.

The drug is easily absorbed from the respiratory tract. Quickly excreted unchanged.

It is used in the form of inhalations or intrabronchial infusions for chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, atelectasis of the lungs, after surgical interventions on the lungs, etc.

For inhalation use 0.6 - 1, 2 g of the drug (1 - 2 ampoules of 3 ml of 20% solution) without dilution or at a dilution of 1: 1 in distilled water or in an isotonic solution of sodium chloride. Inhalation spend 2 to 3 times a day. The course of treatment 2 - 24 days. For intratracheal infusion is used in the same dose and in the same dilution. Enter every hour before dilution and removal of the secret.

When inflammation of the maxillary (maxillary) sinus is administered after preliminary washing of the sinus 2 to 3 ml of the drug (if necessary, every 2 to 3 days).

Possible side effects and contraindications, see. Acetylcysteine.

Product form: 20% solution in ampoules of 3 ml (600 mg) in a package of 6 ampoules.