Which medications in the drug class Antidotes, Other are used in the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Antidotes, Other

N -acetylcysteine is used for the prevention of contrast toxicity in susceptible individuals, such as those with diabetes mellitus. The mechanism by which it prevents contrast-induced nephropathy is presumed to be its ability to scavenge free radicals and improve endothelium-dependent vasodilation.

N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote)

This drug may provide substrate for conjugation with toxic metabolites.


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