Cumberland Pharmaceuticals | Acetadote 2 (Medication)
Acetadote is used in adjuvant mucolytic therapy for patients with abnormal, viscid, or inspissated mucous secretions secondary to respiratory diseases such as emphysema, tuberculosis, bronchitis or for treatment of respiratory complications of cystic fibrosis and tracheostomy care.
Acetadote, administered intravenously within 8 to 10 hours after ingestion of a potentially hepatotoxic quantity of acetaminophen, is indicated to prevent or lessen hepatic injury. ...
Side effects may include:stomatitis, nausea, runny nose, bronchospasm (especially in asthmatics), accumulation of secretions (when cough is inadequate - the need is aspiration), rarely hemoptysis, allergic reactions. ...
Caution in asthmatics when cough is inadequate and the elderly with severe respiratory failure. Acetadote/acetylcysteine inactivates penicillins and cephalosporins.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:asthma, stomach/intestinal ulcer. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk, therefore consult your doctor before breast-feeding. ...