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Why do doctors give people mucomyst (acetylcysteine) before heart catheterization?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Mucomyst (acetylcysteine)

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) was thought for a time to help reduces contrast-induced nephropathy.
Recent studies, however, have suggested that it's role is negligible in preventing this complication of IV contrast procedures, so it is not recommended anymore.

In brief: Mucomyst (acetylcysteine)

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) was thought for a time to help reduces contrast-induced nephropathy.
Recent studies, however, have suggested that it's role is negligible in preventing this complication of IV contrast procedures, so it is not recommended anymore.
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