What is Acetadote
Acetadote is an antidote for acetaminophen overdose. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetadote is a trade name for acetylcysteine, a drug that helps the body get rid of acetaminophen.
Benefits of Acetadote
and Its Uses.
Acetadote (acetylcysteine) is a medication used to treat acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose. It helps to protect the liver from damage by the acetaminophen.
Acetadote is available as an injection and a tablet.
The tablet is taken by mouth.
The injection is given by injection into a vein.
It is very important to follow the instructions on how to take acetadote carefully.
Acetadote works by helping to protect the liver from damage by acetaminophen.
It is important to know that acetadote will not help if the overdose was caused by something other than acetaminophen.
Acetadote is a prescription medication.
It is important to talk to your doctor before taking acetadote.
Acetadote can cause side effects, including:
Side Effects and Dosage of Acetadote
Acetadote is an antidote used to treat acetaminophen overdose. It is a form of N-acetylcysteine, which is a drug that helps the body make a chemical called glutathione. Glutathione helps protect the liver from damage.
Acetadote is given as an injection into a vein (IV) over 15 minutes.
The most common side effects of acetadote are:
These side effects are usually mild and go away quickly.
Rare but serious side effects include:
anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction)
Acetadote can also cause problems with the blood, including a decrease in the number of red blood cells (anemia) and a decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukopenia).
Acetadote may also cause: