To make a choice, you need to study their similarities and differences. The main similarity is the composition of drugs. They have a single active substance that eliminates the symptoms of respiratory diseases.
The main difference is the dosage of medicines. In the composition of the usual ACC there are 100 and 200 mg of the active component. ACC Long has a more powerful dosage and contains 600 mg of the active substance. Due to this, the second option is much more powerful.
In addition to dosage, the difference is the form of release. The regular version is available in effervescent tablets, powder for solution, and for children in the form of syrup. ATSC Long has only one form – effervescent tablets.
A significant difference is that the Long version can only be taken by patients from 14 years of age.
Both products are manufactured in Germany and Austria, and Slovenia is the output.
The price of the ADC in bags is within 150 rubles. The tablet form of such a version costs about 200 rubles. The price of the ACC Long is much higher and is within 400 rubles.
With proper admission, neither one nor the other does not cause side effects. In rare cases, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tachycardia, and allergic reactions are observed.
Also, both medicines have the same indications and contraindications.
ACC belongs to the group of mucolytic agents and contribute to liquefaction of sputum. This drug is quite popular and has many forms. There is also the agent ACC Long. Many patients are interested in how the usual version of the drug differs from the “Long” version and what is better to choose for treatment. To understand this, you need to study both drugs.
The active substance is acetylcysteine. Available in effervescent tablet and powder form. Dosage 100 mg – for children, 200 mg – for adults.
Acetylcysteine has a mucolytic effect. Promotes liquefaction and elimination of sputum from the lungs. The drug is also active if the patient has purulent sputum. It also has an antioxidant effect that protects cells in inflammation.
If used for prevention, then there is a decrease in the frequency of exacerbations in people suffering from bronchitis.
The active substance is well absorbed from the digestive tract. When taken, bioavailability is 10%. The maximum concentration in the body is observed after 1-3 hours. The elimination half-life is 1 hour. It is excreted mainly by the kidneys. With violations of the liver, the time can increase up to 8 hours.
- Diseases of the respiratory system with the formation of sputum difficult to separate.
- Bronchiectatic disease.
- Bronchial asthma.
- Abscess of the lung.
- An allergic reaction to the components that make up the medication.
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Pulmonary hemorrhage.
- Pregnancy and lactation.
Additional contraindications for the tablet form in a dosage of 200 mg:
- Lactose intolerance.
- Children under 2 years old.
Additional contraindications for powder:
- Fructose intolerance.
- Glucose deficiency.
- Children under 6 years old.
100 mg powder must be dissolved in half a glass of water and drink immediately. 1 sachet 2-3 times a day.
For children, effervescent tablets are dissolved in a glass of water, tea or juice.
The tool can be used for 5-7 days. If effervescent tablets do not help children during this time, then you need to see a doctor, and he will give recommendations on taking the medicine in powder form.
The active substance is acetylcysteine. Available in effervescent tablets, at a dose of 600 mg. After dissolving in water, a clear solution with a blackberry flavor is obtained.
It has a mucolytic effect, which contributes to the dilution and elimination of sputum. It is also active against purulent sputum. It is allowed to be used to prevent exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.
Their digestive tract is absorbed quickly enough. Bioavailability of 10%. The maximum concentration is observed after 2-3 hours. The half-life of 1 hour. If the liver is disturbed, it can increase up to 8 hours. In pregnancy, it crosses the placenta.
Indications for use are:
- Respiratory system diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia and others).
Contraindications for use include:
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Children under 14 years old.
- An allergic reaction to the components that make up the composition.
It is recommended to use 1 tablet per day, previously dissolved in a glass of water. It should be taken after a meal, immediately after preparing the solution. With colds, the duration of treatment is 5-7 days. With more complex pathologies, treatment lasts a little longer.
When taking the drug, it is recommended to increase fluid intake to improve sputum discharge.
Advantages and disadvantages of ACC Long
The positive qualities include the more powerful effect of the drug. Although it costs more than the regular version, in some cases it may turn out to be a better buy. When taking ACC Long, the amount of tablets consumed is reduced.
The disadvantages include the fact that the reception is necessary 1 time per day, which reduces the amount of fluid consumed. However, if you consume an increased amount of liquid, then this disadvantage is insignificant. Also, this drug should not be taken before bedtime.
It is important to remember that patients under 14 years of age should not take this medicine. This can not be attributed to disadvantages, because – such a dosage for children is increased.
Thus, both drugs are quite effective. The only difference is the dosage of the drug and dosage forms. It is impossible to say unequivocally which of the drugs to choose. For this, a doctor’s consultation is necessary, as he will be able to prescribe the drug and dosage based on the patient’s disease.