Acetylcysteine-Link Concentrate for infusion

Acetylcysteine-Link Concentrate for infusion is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient acetylcysteine (antidotes and detoxifying medicines).

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Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet

Developed by the pharmaceutical company responsible for this medicine in Australia, according to TGA regulations.

Acetylcysteine-Link Injection

Acetylcysteine (AS-it-ile-SIS-teen)

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Acetylcysteine-Link Injection. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you being given Acetylcysteine-Link Injection against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

If you have any concerns about being given this medicine, ask your doctor.

Keep this leaflet with medicine. You may need to read it again.

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Side effects

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being given Acetylcysteine-Link Injection. This medicine helps most people with paracetamol overdose, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Excessive shivering
  • Fever or sweating
  • Pain in your bones
  • Pain and inflammation at the injection site
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • Allergic reactions including flushing, rashes, itching, swelling of the face or difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or irregular heart beat
  • Dizziness or light headedness
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice
  • Blurred vision or any eye pain
  • Pain in your face

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell. Other side effects not listed above may occur in some people.

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Product description

What it looks like

Acetylcysteine-Link Injection is supplied as a clear, colourless solution. It is supplied in 10mL glass ampoules, packs of 10.


Acetylcysteine-Link Injection contains 200 mg/mL of acetylcysteine as the active ingredient.

It also contains:

  • Disodium edetate
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Water for injections

Acetylcysteine-Link Injection does not contain lactose, sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.

Australian Registration Number

  • AUST R 170803

May 2012

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, April 2014  

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