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N-acetylcysteine for prevention of radiocontrast induced nephrotoxicity: the importance of dose and route of administration
  1. S J Shalansky1,*,
  2. G E Pate2,
  3. A Levin3,
  4. J G Webb2
  1. 1Pharmacy Department, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  2. 2Division of Cardiology, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
  3. 3Division of Nephrology, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
  1. Correspondence to:
    Stephen Shalansky
    PharmD, FCSHP, Pharmacy Department, St Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6;


Dose and route of administration of N-acetylcysteine are key factors to consider when evaluating whether this agent is effective in preventing radiocontrast induced nephropathy

  • NAC, N-acetylcysteine
  • RCIN, radiocontrast induced nephropathy
  • N-acetylcysteine
  • contrast nephrotoxicity
  • route of administration

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  • * Also at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Competing interest statement: There are no grants, business interests, or consultancies that could lead to a conflict of interest.

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