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N-acetylcysteine

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N-acetylcysteine is a sulphydryl compound that is used in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning.

It assists in the conjugation of toxic metabolites of paracetamol and so helps to prevent hepatic necrosis.

It may produce an anaphylactic reaction.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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