How are multidrug ingestions addressed with N -acetylcysteine (NAC) and activated charcoal (AC) in the treatment of acetaminophen toxicity/poisoning?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Susan E Farrell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Consider and evaluate for possible co-ingestants and consider the possible effects of decreased GI motility on the absorption of APAP, because the predictive value of the treatment nomogram may be less reliable in these situations. Therefore, in the absence of good data on multidrug ingestions or co-ingestions involving APAP, administer NAC as early as possible and consult the regional poison control center for guidance on a treatment regimen.


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