N-acetylcysteine

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) if often used as a prophylaxis against contrast-induced nephropathy. Protocols for administration vary widely from institution to institution and the true efficacy is still controversial.

A typical protocol is [1-2]:

  • 600 mg acetylcysteine twice daily on the day of the examination
  • +/- 600 mg twice daily the day before the examination
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rID: 7298
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

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