Acetylcysteine (Page 4 of 5)

Dosage Guide and Preparation

Doses in relation to body weight are:

Loading Dose of Acetylcysteine * Solution
*
If patient weighs less than 20 kg (usually patients younger than 6 years), calculate the dose of acetylcysteine. Each mL of 20% acetylcysteine solution contains 200 mg of acetylcysteine. The loading dose is 140 mg per kilogram of body weight. The maintenance dose is 70 mg/kg. Three (3) mL of diluent are added to each mL of 20% acetylcysteine solution. Do not decrease the proportion of diluent.
Body Weightgrams AcetylcysteinemL of 20% Acetylcysteine SolutionmL of DiluentTotal mL of 5% Solution
(kg)(lb)
100–109220–2401575225300
90– 99198–2181470210280
80– 89176–1961365195260
70– 79154–1741155165220
60– 69132–1521050150200
50– 59110–130840120160
40– 4988–108735105140
30– 3966– 8663090120
20– 2944– 644206080
Maintenance Dose *
(kg)(lb)
100–109220–2407.537113150
90– 99198–218735105140
80– 89176–1966.53397130
70– 79154–1745.52882110
60– 69132–15252575100
50– 59110–1304206080
40– 4988–1083.5185270
30– 3966– 863154560
20– 2944– 642103040

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