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Wix Active Tablets Effervescent Instructions for Use

ATX Ro5X Code

Pharmacotherapeutic group : other drugs used for cough and colds.

Dosage form : mucolytic drug for oral administration.

Product : round flat effervescent tablets with a risk on one side, white or yellowish color, with a lemon scent. Plastic pencil case, cardboard box. 200 mg, 600 mg.

Pharmacological properties

Secretory, secretolytic.


Active substance :

  • acetylcysteine.

Auxiliary components :

  • anhydrous citric acid;
  • sodium bicarbonate;
  • finely dispersed adipic acid;
  • lemon flavor;
  • aspartame;
  • Povidone.


A medicinal preparation for internal use, possessing a secreto-motor (stimulating expectoration) and secretolitic action. Liquefies, increases volume and facilitates excretion of sputum to be separated. Preserves activity in the presence of mucopurulent mucolytic secretions.

The mechanism of action of effervescent tablets Vix Active is based on the ability of sulfide groups of an active ingredient to break the disulfide bonds of acid mucopolysaccharides of sputum. As a consequence, mucoproteins are depolarized and the mucus viscosity decreases.

Under the influence of acetylcysteine, the synthesis of glutathione (an important antioxidant factor of intracellular defense supporting the functional activity and morphological integrity of the cell) is enhanced. At the same time, this substance has an antioxidant effect, suppresses the formation of free radicals and active oxygen-containing substances that promote the development of inflammation in the lung tissue.


Effervescent tablets Wicks Active are well absorbed from the digestive tract. Because of the initial passage through the liver, the absolute bioavailability of the drug is reduced by 10%. The maximum concentration in blood plasma reaches in 1-3 hours. Acetylcysteine ​​is able to penetrate the placenta and accumulate in the amniotic fluid.

In the process of metabolism breaks down into cysteine, ciacetistine, cystine and disulfides. It is excreted as inactive metabolites by the kidneys. A small part is allocated together with the calves.

In patients with impaired liver function, the maximum concentration of the active ingredient in the blood plasma is observed after 8 hours.

Indications for use

  • Acute and chronic bronchitis ;
  • Pathological conditions, accompanied by the formation of difficult to separate viscous muco-purulent sputum;
  • Bronchiolitis;
  • Pneumonia;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Tracheitis, developed against a background of viral or bacterial infection;
  • Bronchoectatic disease;
  • Blockage of bronchi by a mucous stopper;
  • Cystic fibrosis (as a drug of complex therapy);
  • Post-traumatic and post-operative conditions;
  • Purulent and catarrhal otitis;
  • Various forms of sinusitis (to facilitate the departure of mucous secretions);
  • Overdose of paracetamol.


  • Pregnancy and lactation (due to lack of data on use);
  • Children under 2 years of age (for tablets 200 mg);
  • Age to 14 years (for tablets 600 mg);
  • Phenylketonuria;
  • Exacerbation of gastric ulcer and 12-n colon;
  • Individual intolerance to the components of the drug.

Effervescent tablets Vix Active are used with extreme caution in bronchial asthma, renal and hepatic pathologies, varicose veins, adrenal gland disorders, hypertension with a tendency to bleeding and hemoptysis.

Dosing and Administration

Tablets are taken after meals, after preliminary dissolution in water.

The drug with a dosage of 600 mg is recommended for adults and children who have reached the age of 14 years. Assign a whole or ½ tablets, 2-3 times a day. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 600 mg.

A tablet preparation with a dosage of 200 mg for adults and children after 14 is prescribed 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. The daily dose of 400-600 mg.

Children from 6 to 14 years - 1 tablet (200 mg) 2 times a day. The daily dose of 400 mg.

Children from 2 to 6 years - on ½ tablets 2-3 times a day (not more than 200-300 mg per day).

In the treatment of cystic fibrosis, children from 2 to 6 years of age are prescribed 100 mg of the drug (1/2 tablet) 4 times a day.

Children over 6 years - 1 tablet (200 mg) 3 times a day.

In chronic cystic fibrosis, prolonged use of this drug may be required.

Side effect

As a rule, Vicks Active Expectomed is well tolerated by patients. At the same time, in rare cases, the following side effects may develop:

From the skin : allergic reactions, urticaria , angioedema .

From the cardiovascular system : tachycardia , arterial hypotension.

From the respiratory system : bronchospasm.

On the part of the gastrointestinal tract : nausea, a feeling of overflow of the stomach, vomiting, heartburn, stool disorders.

Other disorders: stomatitis, runny nose, tinnitus, nosebleeds, fever, drowsiness.

Drug Interactions

The drug should not be used in combination with antitussive drugs that suppress the cough reflex (because of the high risk of sputum stagnation in the respiratory tract, leading to the development of serious complications). When appointing such a combination, it is necessary to constantly monitor the patient's condition and provide adequate sputum drainage.

The active ingredient is able to inactivate tetracycline antibiotics, ampicillin, aminoglycosides, cephalosporins and semisynthetic antibiotics of the penicillin series. Therefore, in the appointment of a complex combination therapy with the above drugs between the reception should observe a 2-hour interval.

Acetylcysteine ​​is capable of potentiating the vasodilating effect of nitroglycerin. When interacting with this drug, there is a decrease in platelet aggregation. Reduces the severity of hepatoxicity of paracetamol.


Data on the overdose of effervescent tablets Vix Active active is not available. It is theoretically possible to develop nausea, vomiting, heartburn, painful sensations in the epigastric region, diarrhea.

special instructions

Patients suffering from bronchial asthma, during the period of taking the drug, must provide sputum drainage, and also use bronchodilators in parallel.

To ensure maximum secretolytic action during treatment, a large amount of liquid is required.

Tablets should not come in contact with easily oxidizing substances, oxygen, rubber and metal.

Leave conditions

Refers to non-prescription drugs.

Storage conditions

Store in a dry place, protected from light, out of reach of children, at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the drug is 2 years from the date of release. After the expiration date indicated on the package, the drug should not be used.

The average price in pharmacies in Moscow

200.00 руб.

Wix Active Tablets effervescent analogues

  • ATSTS Long;
  • ACTS 100;
  • ATSTS 200;
  • Fluimucil.
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