Acetadote is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) acetylcysteine. On this page you will find out more about Acetadote, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: acetylcysteine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Acetadote 6 g/30 mL injection, 4 x 30 mL vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
As an antidote for paracetamol poisoning: Acetadote Injection is indicated in the treatment of paracetamol overdose to protect against hepatoxicity.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless or purplish solution, faint odour of hydrogen sulphide|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
4 vials per carton: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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