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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 54-57

An overview of mucoactive agents


1 Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, Taishan District, Taiwan; Department of Pediatrics, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Pediatrics, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Bao-Ren Nong
Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, No. 386, Dajhong 1st Road, Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City.
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/prcm.prcm_6_20

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Mucus production of the respiratory tract is our first defense against microbes and allergens. However, overproduction of the sputum and difficulty with airway clearance could lead to many respiratory tract diseases. Mucoactive agents are medications that either change the properties of the sputum or decrease its production. This article aims to provide an overview of common mucoactive agent.


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