Acetylcysteine is a drug used to loosen up the mucus present inside the airways. When one has inflammatory lung conditions like pneumonia or bronchitis, thick mucus may be produced. And it coats the inner walls of the airways obstructing the breathing process. Acetylcysteine can loosen up this mucus and reduce the symptom. It is also used to treat poising from overdosage of the drug Paracetamol.
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Query: Hi doctor, My friend took 4 g of Paracetamol yesterday morning for back pain. Then, he visited the hospital yesterday evening for Paracetamol poisoning. What is the treatment for this situation? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. More than 3.5 g of Acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. But, one time dose should not cause too much harm. Technically, if it is more than two to four days, then the accumulative effect is dangerous. Since he went late, I doubt that he would have received the activ... Read Full »