What is Acetylcysteine Intravenous
Acetylcysteine is a medication that is used to help prevent or treat certain types of lung problems caused by exposure to certain fumes or gases. Acetylcysteine is also used to help prevent or treat damage to the liver caused by the use of certain medications. Acetylcysteine is also used to help clear mucus from the lungs. Acetylcysteine is given by injection into a vein (intravenous).
Benefits of Acetylcysteine Intravenous
and Its Uses.
Acetylcysteine intravenous (IV) is a medication that is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is a type of cysteine, which is a type of amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
Acetylcysteine IV is used to treat conditions such as:
* Acetaminophen overdose
* Cystic fibrosis
* Gastrointestinal bleeding
* Hepatic encephalopathy
* Paracetamol poisoning
* Pulmonary edema
It is also used as a mucolytic agent to help break up mucus in the lungs.
Acetylcysteine IV is given by injection into a vein.
There are several benefits to using acetylcysteine intravenous.
First, it is a very effective treatment for acetaminophen overdose. It can help to prevent liver damage and even death.
Side Effects and Dosage of Acetylcysteine Intravenous
Acetylcysteine intravenous is a medication used to treat acetaminophen overdose and other conditions. Side effects of acetylcysteine intravenous may include fever, chills, and chest pain. Acetylcysteine intravenous is available as a generic medication.
The recommended dosage of acetylcysteine intravenous depends on the condition being treated. For acetaminophen overdose, the recommended dosage is 140 mg/kg given over 15 minutes, followed by a second dose of 70 mg/kg given over 4 hours.