Acetadote

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Acetylcysteine injection is an intravenous (I.V.) medication for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose. Acetylcysteine is the nonproprietary name for the N-acetyl derivative of the naturally occurring amino acid, L-cysteine (N-acetyl-L-cysteine, NAC). The compound is a white crystalline powder, which melts in the range of 104 to 110 C and has a very slight odor. The molecular formula of the compound is C5H9NO3S, and its molecular weight is 163.2.

Acetylcysteine has the following structural formula:

  ACETADOTE (acetylcysteine)  Structural Formula Illustration

Acetadote (acetylcysteine injection) is supplied as a sterile solution in vials containing 20% w/v (200 mg/mL) acetylcysteine. The pH of the solution ranges from 6.0 to 7.5. Acetadote (acetylcysteine injection) contains the following inactive ingredients: 0.5 mg/mL disodium edetate, sodium hydroxide (used for pH adjustment), and Sterile Water for Injection, USP.

What are the precautions when taking acetylcysteine injection (Acetadote)?

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SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.



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