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Discussion in 'Step I' started by monet, Apr 21, 2004.
What is the antidote to acetaminophen toxicity?
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
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.
thanks...the kaplan notes say it is for the first 12 hours, but does not call the drug by its name, crappy notes!