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The right treatment will depend on what type of cough you have and the underlying issue that may be causing your cough.1

A cough caused by a common cold or flu virus will usually get better on its own,1 but here are some steps you can take to manage your symptoms and recover faster:



Did you know? If you have a wet, phlegmy cough, medications known as mucolytics can help to get rid of extra mucus in your respiratory tract.5-7 These medications break down the excess mucus or phlegm in your airways, making it thinner and less sticky, so it’s easier for you to cough it out and get rid of it.5,6


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  2. Common cold: symptoms, remedies, treatment, and more. Healthline. May 30, 2018. Accessed September 29, 2021.
  3. Cold remedies: what works, what doesn’t. Mayo Clinic. Accessed August 4, 2021.
  4. Types of coughs. Healthline. April 23, 2020. Accessed September 29, 2021.
  5. Zaitseva OV. Rational choice of mucolytic therapy in treatment of respiratory diseases in children. Russian Medical Journal. 2009;17(19):1217-1221.
  6. Sandoz SA (Pty) Ltd. ACC® 200. Professional information. 2020.
  7. Kryukov AI, Turovsky AB, Izotova GN, et al. Treatment of acute sinusitis. Russian Medical Journal. 2012;9:485-488.
Sidebar references
  1. Sandoz SA (Pty) Ltd. ACC® 600 (effervescent tablets). Professional information. 02 November 2021.
  2. Sandoz SA (Pty) Ltd. ACC® 20 mg/ml Oral Solution. Professional information. 05 October 2021.
  3. Sandoz SA (Pty) Ltd. ACC® 200 (effervescent tablets). Professional information. 08 July 2020.

ACC® 600
[S1] ACC® 600 (effervescent tablets). Reg. No.: 45/10.3/0229. Composition: Each effervescent tablet contains 600 mg acetylcysteine. ATC Code: R05CB01.
ACC® Oral Solution
[S1] ACC® 20 mg/ml Oral Solution. Reg. No.: 48/10.3/0261. Composition: Each 1 ml of ACC 20 mg/ml ORAL SOLUTION contains 20 mg acetylcysteine. ATC Code: R05CB01.
ACC® 200
[S1] ACC® 200 (effervescent tablets). Reg. No.: 29/10.2.2/0753. Composition: Each ACC 200 effervescent tablet contains: 200 mg acetylcysteine. Pharmacological Classification: A10.3 Medicines acting on the respiratory system – other.
For full prescribing information refer to the Sandoz Professional Information approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

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