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Acetylcysteine (By mouth)

Acetylcysteine (a-seet-il-SIS-teen)

Helps prevent liver damage caused by an overdose of acetaminophen.

Brand Name(s):

Cetylev, NAC

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is given to anyone who has taken an overdose of acetaminophen.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Powder, Fizzy Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

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


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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