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antidote to acetaminophen

Discussion in 'Step I' started by monet, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. monet

    monet Senior Member
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    What is the antidote to acetaminophen toxicity?
     
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  3. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud
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    Mucomyst (I think its N-acetylcysteine or something close). Supposed to help you replenish your glutathione so that you can start reducing those toxic acetaminophen metabolites that your liver churns out
     
  4. Willamette

    Willamette Good with a bo-staff
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    Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) is correct, but rather than REPLENISHING glutathione, it actually ACTS LIKE glutathione and binds the toxic metabolites as they are produced. Ideally, treatment should begin before 8-10 hours have passed from the time of overdose.

    Willamette
     
  5. monet

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    thanks...the kaplan notes say it is for the first 12 hours, but does not call the drug by its name, crappy notes!
     

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