Double-Check Diluent Volume When Prepping IV Acetylcysteine

You'll see ads for the new acetylcysteine oral effervescent tablet Cetylev (SEE-tuh-lev) for acetaminophen overdose.

Acetylcysteine can protect the liver from toxic effects of acetaminophen. But a downside is its stomach-churning, rotten-egg smell.

Cetylev may taste better than the oral solution...since it has a lemon-mint flavor. But it costs more than three times as much.

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