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MHRA Drug Safety Update:

posted 24 Jan 2017, 13:27 by Damian Wood   [ updated 24 Jan 2017, 13:31 ]

The UK Medicines Health Regulatory Authority recently issued a drug safety update for Intravenous N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for paracetamol overdose: including a reminder of authorised dose regimen and the possible need for continued treatment with NAC

The authorised dose regimen is 3 consecutive bags given intravenously over 21 hours. Prescribing information for NAC is being updated to advise that continued treatment with NAC may be necessary depending on clinical evaluation of the individual patient... read more