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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

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Who is taking n-acetyl-cysteine?

N-acetyl cysteine: N-acetyl cysteine is a unique medication that has been used for mucus thinning in a person afflicted with pneumonia or bronchitis. Inhaled in to one's bronchi, it breaks up mucus. NAC is also used as an anti-oxidant and as a kidney protecting intervention against radiocontrast dye. It is available from pharmacists with prescription and in hospitals. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of oral acetylcysteine?

What are the benefits of oral acetylcysteine?

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, and reduces risk of dementia and parkinson's. ...Read more

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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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What is mucomyst (acetylcysteine) used to treat?

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): To loosen mucus in conditions such as Bronchitis & COPD, to help breathe better. Also in Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose to help lessen liver damage. ...Read more

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What disease is mucomyst (acetylcysteine) used for?

What disease is mucomyst (acetylcysteine) used for?

Use of Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) inhaled solution, is used to thin mucus in pulmonary or lung diseases that cause or are complicated by thick mucus. For example cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchitis. It is also used, when administered orally, in the treatment acetominophen (tylenol) overdose. ...Read more

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Is mucomyst ok with atrovent (ipratropium)?

Is mucomyst ok with atrovent (ipratropium)?

Maybe: Mucomyst is an inhalational agent that serves to help break up mucous. Atrovent is an oral or nasal spray that serves to dry up secretions. It should not be combined for pulmonary use, but is helpful to reduce nasal secretions that may worsen pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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Do acetylcysteine tablets help a paracetamol overodse?

Do acetylcysteine tablets help a paracetamol overodse?

Not tablets: A paracetamol overdose needs to be urgently managed by a medical provider. Management of paracetamol overdose is specific and tests including serum levels are used to determine treatment. If you suspect an overdose please call poison control immediately for instructions then call 911. ...Read more

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Can acetylcysteine inject thru intramuscular? Which part?

Not that I am aware: I have given acetylcysein for 20 years and never given IM. It should be adminisered orally or IV. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mucomyst allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mucomyst allergy?

Tricky question: As with any allergy, something in the product acts as an "allergen" that you body recognizes are begins the reaction. This reaction varies depending on the severity of the allergy. Sometimes the allergy is not to the drug itself but other thing that are added to the drug like preservatives, volume extenders, colors and flavoring agents. This pretty much goes fro any drug allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mucomyst (Definition)

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