acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) can help prevent renal damage from IV contrast dyes

A surprising revelation shows that acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) can help prevent renal damage from IV contrast dyes...used for CT scans, angiograms, etc.

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

Acetylcysteine helps preserve renal function by improving renal blood flow and reducing the dye's nephrotoxic effects.

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