N-Acetylcysteine 600 mg #0 caps

Nov 9, 2012

Dear Doctors,

At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:

Compound Name:N-Acetylcysteine 600 mg #0 caps
What is in It:N-Acetylcysteine (aka acetylcysteine, mucomyst)
Indication:Prevention of contrast dye induced nephropathy in CT and other scans. Instead of prescribing Mucomyst 6 ml (1200mg n-acetylcysteine) BID day before and of procedure use the caps. Mucomyst liquid, even mixed with coke tastes terrible.
How to Prescribe:2 caps (1200 mg) BID day before and day of procedure

We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 638-4602.

The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy


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