Acetylcysteine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Acetylcysteine (acetylcysteine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antidotes, mucolytics and is used to treat Acetaminophen Overdose, Diagnostic Bronchograms and Expectoration.

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UK matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

R05CB01,S01XA08,V03AB23

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000616-91-1

Chemical Formula

C5-H9-N-O3-S

Molecular Weight

163

Therapeutic Categories

Mucolytic agent

Antidote

Chemical Names

N-Acetylcysteine (WHO)

L-Cysteine, N-acetyl- (USAN)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Acetylcysteine (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Acétylcystéine (OS: DCF)
  • NAC-TB (IS)
  • Acetylcystein (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acetylcysteine (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Acétylcystéine (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acetylcysteinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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