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What are the side effects of Acetadote?

Acetadote (acetylcysteine) is a drug given intravenously in the hospital to protect the liver after an overdose of acetaminophen. The most common side effects associated with Acetadote injection are rash, hives, and itching. Other possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure and flushing (a temporary feeling of warmth). There have been reports of anaphylactic reactions to Acetadote. These include symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the face or limbs, and hives. You will be monitored closely after being given this medication.

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