acetylcysteine (Mucomyst, Parvolex) can help prevent renal damage

A surprising revelation shows that acetylcysteine (Mucomyst, Parvolex) can help prevent renal damage from dyes that are given during certain diagnostic tests...CT scans, angiograms, etc.

These contrast agents are the third most common cause of acute renal failure in hospitalized patients.

Acetylcysteine is thought to improve renal blood flow and have antioxidant properties. It seems to help preserve renal function.

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