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Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml Rx

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Product Description

Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP comes in 30 ml size. It is intended to be administered orally (acetaminophen antidote) or inhaled (mucolytic agent). It also comes in unpreserved, sterile solutions that are not intended for injecting into the body. It can act as a mucolytic agent to aid in the clearing of mucus or material trapped in said mucus that interferes with regular functions like breathing.

What is Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml?

It is used to help clear mucus and material entrapped in mucus that may interfere with breathing or other functions.

Who is Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml for?

This product can be used in cats or dogs as directed by a veterinarian.

Why use Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml?

Acetylcysteine 20% Solution:
  • Offers adjuvant therapy for inspissated, viscid, or abnormal secretions of mucus
  • Can also be used to treat acetaminophen poisoning

How does Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml work?

Acetylcysteine solution is a naturally occurring amino acid solution. It acts as a mucolytic agent to clear mucus. It also works to rid the body of anything trapped in mucus that could inhibit other functions like breathing.

Manufacturer:

Hospira, Inc.

Active ingredient(s):

Acetylcysteine. Each ml contains acetylcysteine 200 mg, edetate disodium and dihydrate .5 mg. Contains sodium hydroxide and may contain hydrochloric acid for ph adjustment.

How is Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml sold?

20% Acetylcysteine Solution, USP, 30 ml vial

What are the side effects of Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml?

    When prescribed by a veterinarian, this medication is considered to be effective and safe. In some animals, Acetylcysteine can have side effects.
  • Animals who are known to have a hypersensitivity to Acetylcysteine should never take this medication.
  • Use with caution in animals who are predisposed to airway spasms or have lung disease and it may cause lower airway spasms.
  • There is no evidence Acetylcysteine can be used in animals experiencing acetaminophen toxicity.
  • This medication may interact with other medicine and you should consult a veterinarian regarding other drugs your pet is taking. This includes but is not limited to activated charcoal.
  • Acetylcysteine has a very foul sulfur odor and an extremely bad taste. Potential side effects include vomiting and nausea and drooling.

What special precautions are there?

Never inject this drug. Keep this and all medication away from animals and children.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml?

Store at 20* to 25* C (68*-77* F). After opening store in refrigerator at 2* to 8* C (36* to 46* F). Discard opened vial after 96 hours. A change in color may occur after opening. This does not change the efficacy of the drug.

Helpful Tips:

    The amount of time spent administering this drug depends on the condition you are treating, potential adverse effects, and medication response.
  • Always complete the prescription unless your veterinarian specifically directs you otherwise.
  • Always complete the entire plan for treatment even if your pet feels better. This will prevent them from relapsing.


Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

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Use as directed by your Veterinarian. 

Main Ingredients

Acetylcysteine 20% Solution, USP, 30 ml vial. Each ml contains acetylcysteine 200 mg, edetate disodium and dihydrate .5 mg. Contains sodium hydroxide and may contain hydrochloric acid for ph adjustment.     

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