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Dr. Patricia Giardina
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Acetylcysteine (Overview)

Acetylcysteine is a lung agent.


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What is the treatment for acetylcysteine overdose?

What is the treatment for acetylcysteine overdose?

Poison control: Any time there is over ingestion of a medication, poison control is the most important and accurate source of information. They are available 24/7. You could also call your doctor or local er but i would avoid internet doctoring/ search engine shopping. This one could be a real problem. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Giardina
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Acetylcysteine (Overview)

Acetylcysteine is a lung agent.


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Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine ?

Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine ?

Glutathione : The alternative to nac would be intravenous glutathione. After all, the reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter through the GI tract, it's also difficult to get through the skin as well. ...Read more

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My naturalpathic dr prescribed cysteplus. (n-acetylcysteine) i can't find much info online. Any side effects? What about long term use?

My naturalpathic dr prescribed cysteplus. (n-acetylcysteine) i can't find much info online. Any side effects? What about long term use?

Unknown: Homeopathic remedies like that have very little hard research to back up their claims. They also are not evaluated by the fda, so could have unintended consequences. ...Read more

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Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Why use acetylcysteine to treat a tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose?

Glutathione : The reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter through the GI tract, it's also difficult to get through the skin as well. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body. It is vital in both phases of liver detoxification. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is detoxified in the liver. ...Read more

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Can N-acetylcysteine (NAC) be used to lower glutamate levels and/or treat glutamate rebound?

Can N-acetylcysteine (NAC) be used to lower glutamate levels and/or treat glutamate rebound?

Not definite: no specific meds for glutamate dysfunction, anything available has a lot of side effects. ...Read more

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Is oral nac effective? Will taking oral nac (n-acetylcysteine) interfere with either methotrexate or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Is oral nac effective? 
Will taking oral nac (n-acetylcysteine) interfere with either methotrexate or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

NAC : I assume you are taking mtx and plaquinil for their anti-inflammatory effects for psoriasis? This combination is also used for a variety of other systemic diseases, too. Nac has been touted by naturopaths as an effective supplement to ward off some of the side effects of the drug therapy, but some people have experienced life threatening results, especially diabetics. Check with your doctor first! ...Read more

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Is it safe to give n-acetylcysteine to a 4 years old?

Is it safe to give n-acetylcysteine to a 4 years old?

Why given?: This is a nutrient given in autism by doctors trhat know what they are doing. It is not necessary in a healthy child. ...Read more

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What are some risks from the combination of n-acetylcysteine with metaclopramide?

What are some risks from the combination of n-acetylcysteine with metaclopramide?

Very little if any: Metoclopramide works by blocking Dopamine receptors in the central nervous system, and by increasing motility of the esophagus/stomach/intestines. Acetylcysteine acts on the respiratory tract, so it does not directly interact with metoclopramide, but can have the side effects of nausea, vomiting (frequency is not defined the medical literature). So the combination is relatively safe. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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