This medication decreases the viscosity (thickness) of secretions in the eyes and lungs.
It also reduces the extent of damages to the animal's liver after swallowing acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or xylitol (type of sugar found in chewing gum).
In domestic animals, acetylcysteine is used:
- To decrease the thickness of secretions in the lungs and in the eyes.
- As an antidote for xylitol and Tylenol® poisoning.
Unless otherwise advised by the veterinarian:
- Do not use this medicine in an animal that has already taken it and has not responded well.
- It should also be used with caution in animals with certain bronchial disorders.
This product may cause nausea, vomiting and, more rarely, hives (multitude of bumps that suddenly appear on the animal's body).
The veterinarian might need to check the animal’s:
- liver enzymes blood levels;
- electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chlorine, etc.) blood levels;
- his hydration status.
To find out which drugs acetylcysteine can react with, please consult your pet's veterinarian or the monograph accompanying the product.
Store at room temperature.
Use this medication under veterinary supervision only.