Acetylcysteine

DOSAGE FORMS

Capsule, Oral Solution

GENERAL

Acetylcysteine is used an an antidote to some poisonings. It is important that the medication be given as soon as possible after exposure to the poison

PROPER USAGE

Solution can be provided in various concentrations, and a typical dose is 3mg/kg to 10mg/kg orally 5 times daily for 10 days.

SIDE EFFECTS

When used IV it can cause acute renal insufficiency. This can be prevented by slow IV administration.

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