Mucus thinners, such as mucolytics, are inhaled medications that help thin the mucus in the airways so you can cough it out of your lungs more easily. The three main types of mucus thinners are hypertonic saline, mannitol (Bronchitol®), and dornase alfa (Pulmozyme®).
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Although CF may have consequences for your reproductive health, it does not diminish sexual performance or the desire for intimacy. People with CF may worry about experiencing shortness of breath, coughing or hemoptysis (coughing up blood or blood-stained mucus), but these problems should not keep them from enjoying a normal, fulfilling sex life.
Men and women with CF can have biological kids, but fertility has not always been priorities of CF care. As people with CF live longer, healthier lives than before, more men and women must make crucial decisions about their reproductive health.