Acetadote is an ethical pharmaceutical that has been approved and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Acetadote can be obtained only by prescription from a licensed healthcare provider after diligent disclosure by the healthcare provider.

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Acetadote is an antidote for acetaminophen overdose indicated to prevent or lessen hepatic injury after ingestion of a potentially hepatotoxic quantity of acetaminophen in patients with an acute ingestion or from repeated supratherapeutic ingestion.



In the literature, the most frequently reported adverse reactions attributed to intravenous acetylcysteine administration were rash, urticaria and pruritus. The frequency of adverse reactions have been reported to be between 0.2% and 21%, and they most commonly occur during the initial loading dose of acetylcysteine.

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