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Generic name: acetylcysteine injection
Dosage form: injection
Drug class: Antidotes
Company: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Treatment for: Acetaminophen Overdose

Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. Last updated on Jan 20, 2023.

What is Acetadote?

Acetadote is an FDA approved injection used to treat acetaminophen overdose.

Acetadote (acetylcysteine) is used in an emergency room setting to prevent or lessen potential liver damage resulting from an overdose of acetaminophen. Often an overdose of acetaminophen is unintentional, as it is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter painkillers. 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.

Acetadote was the first FDA approved injection for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose available in the United States.

Where can I get more information?

For more information about Acetadote, including dosage and administration, adverse reactions, and use in specific populations, click here Acetadote Professional Medication Information.

Popular FAQ

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