acetylcysteine

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acetylcysteine

[ə‚sed·əl′sis·tē‚ēn or ‚tēn]
(pharmacology)
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)COOH Crystals with a melting point of 109-110°C; used as a mucolytic drug.
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Inclusion criteria used during the search were any medical procedure that utilized intravenous contrast dye, oral, or intravenous mucomyst, as well as hydration therapy that included saline or bicarbonate and saline, which was employed specifically for renal protection.
Fortunately, the CDS system led me to information on how to use the drug Mucomyst to prevent this complication, and to an order set for correctly using Mucomyst.
Orders are received for serial assessment of acetaminophen levels, routine ICU observation and nursing care, oxygen at 3 L per nasal cannula, an IV infusion of D5-1/2NS at 60 mL/hr, Mucomyst 385 mg q4h x 17 doses, and a formal gastroenterology consultation.
On further reflection, it is not the stench itself that is the probleminurses tolerate foul odors from gastrointestinal bleeds and vomited Mucomyst without protestation.
A MEDLINE and PubMed search using the terms NAC, Mucomyst, iron poisoning, iron toxicity, and iron-induced liver failure did not yield any report of the use of NAC in the treatment of iron-induced hepatic dysfunction.
We had just learned to give Mucomyst to counteract the liver toxicity, and one of the doctors was yelling to give her Mucomyst, STAT.