Medication Monitor



Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
Notes
February 1, 2011

Acetylcysteine

(Acetadote—Cumberland)
Formulation is free of EDTA, preservatives

Uses:

Treatment of acetaminophen overdose to minimize hepatic injury

Cumberland announced that it has a new formulation of injection that does not contain ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid or any other stabilization and chelating agents and is preservative free. This new formulation will also have an extended shelf life of 30 months compared with 24 months for the original formulation.