3.3 Mucolytics

For patients with asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis who have thick and difficult to clear secretions good hydration is the first line treatment.

Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) devices (Acapella) may be used in COPD to aid expectoration, on advice of a physiotherapist.  See chapter 3.2 for more information.

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status