What is Acetylcysteine Injection
Acetylcysteine Injection is a prescription medication used to treat a number of conditions, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and airway obstruction. It is a mucolytic agent, meaning that it helps to thin mucus and secretions. Acetylcysteine Injection is administered intravenously (by injection into a vein) or orally (by mouth).
Benefits of Acetylcysteine Injection
and Its Uses.
Acetylcysteine Injection is a medication used to break up mucus and thin the mucus in the airways. It is used to treat conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Acetylcysteine Injection is also used to prevent or lessen the severity of damage to the liver caused by the overdose of acetaminophen.
Acetylcysteine Injection comes as a powder to be mixed with a liquid and given by injection.
The way Acetylcysteine Injection works is not completely understood. It is thought to work by breaking up mucus and thinning the mucus in the airways. It may also work by decreasing swelling and irritation in the airways.
Acetylcysteine Injection is used to treat the following conditions:
Cystic Fibrosis: Acetylcysteine Injection is
Side Effects and Dosage of Acetylcysteine Injection
Acetylcysteine Injection is used to prevent or lessen side effects of certain cancer medications. It is also used to loosen mucus in the lungs.
Acetylcysteine Injection comes as a powder to be mixed with a liquid and given by injection. It is usually given through a vein (intravenously, or IV) every six hours for one to four days.
Common side effects of acetylcysteine injection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a rash.