Mar 14, 2013 - 6:53 pm
I have my 2nd CT w contrast next week at the 8 month point and the 1st scan they used Acetylcysteine (liquid - 1 gram every 8 hours ) to protect my remaining kidney. Worked great, no side effects.
This time there is none available, anywhere, and the radiologist has prescribed an alternative [ Theophylline - tablet 200mg, extended relsease ]. Two pharmacists I've spoken with have told me they've never heard of this 'indication' - I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this 'alternative' drug taken for this purprose and what side effects, if any, did you experience.
Jeff [ MedScanMan ] on this list advised me last time to only take 50 [ not sure if ml, mg, etc ] of the contrast dye at the time of scan - which I did. Worked great.
I'll also message him and see if he's heard of this drug and indication.
Thanks for the help everyone.