Acetylcysteine is a multi-purpose pharmaceutical. It assists in the creation of glutathione, a chemical that reduces cell damage due to highly reactive chemicals in the body. It is used in the treatment of acetaminophen overdose, dissolving mucus, preventing kidney damage from the use of radiocontrast, treating cystitis caused by cyclophosphamide, treating influenza, treating interstitial lung disease and in the treatment of several types of psychiatric disorders.

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