Acetylcysteine

by Cathy Parkes July 27, 2022

Acetylcysteine, a respiratory medication, is also used as an antidote for acetaminophen toxicity!

Acetylcysteine, a respiratory medication, is also used as an antidote for acetaminophen toxicity!

Acetylcysteine is used for an acetaminophen overdose.



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