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In the intensive care unit, where I work, we have a protocol which states that the parvolex should be administered at room air. Is this so the mist does not affect the patient's eyes or is there some other reason?
by Evelyn in Newbury, UK, 05/21/2006
Is het schadelijk om Acetylcysteine te gebruiken, als je pas een blaasoperatie hebt gehad?
by Vicki Walters, 01/28/2009
What would happen if i injected myself with Acetylcysteine? i need to know for school for research on the drug.
by Unknown, 09/29/2007
What would happen if you injected yourself with Acetylcysteine? I need to know this for school as i am doing a report on the drug.
by Unknown, 09/29/2007
I was given acetylcysteine for a kidney problem before a heart catherazation.Can you explain why? Thanks so much.
by Wyatt Broadus in Mississippi, 09/26/2007
Action/Kinetics: Reduces the viscosity of purulent and nonpurulent pulmonary secretions and facilitates their removal by splitting disulfide bonds. Action increases with increasing pH (peak: pH 7-9). Onset, inhalation: Within 1 min; by direct instillation: immediate. Time to peak effect: 5-10 min. Also reduces liver injury due to acetaminophen overdosage by maintaining or restoring glutathione levels or by acting as an alternate substrate for the reactive metabolite of acetaminophen.
Uses: Adjunct in the treatment of chronic emphysema, emphysema with bronchitis, chronic asthmastic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, primary amyloidosis of lung, acute bronchopulmonary disease (bronchitis, pneumonia, tracheobronchitis). Routine care of clients with tracheostomy, pulmonary complications after thoracic or CV surgery, use during anesthesia, atelectasis due to mucus obstruction, and in posttraumatic chest conditions. Pulmonary complications of cystic fibrosis. Diagnostic bronchial studies. Antidote in acetaminophen poisoning to reduce or prevent hepatotoxicity. Investigational: As an ophthalmic solution for dry eye. As an enema to treat bowel obstruction due to meconium ileus or equivalent.
Contraindications: Sensitivity to drug.
Special Concerns: Use with caution during lactation, in the elderly, and in clients with asthma.
Side Effects: Respiratory: Increased incidence of bronchospasm in clients with asthma. Increased amount of liquefied bronchial secretions, which must be removed by suction if cough is inadequate. Bronchial and tracheal irritation, tightness in chest, bronchoconstriction. GI: N&V, stomatitis. Other: Rashes, fever, drowsiness, rhinorrhea.
Drug Interactions: Acetylcysteine is incompatible with antibiotics and should be administered separately.
How Supplied: Solution: 10%, 20%