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Acetylcysteine Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
N acetyle cystein is the most investigated supplemental non drug labelled formula in the market. It is even being used in altering the Acetaminophen poisoning in the er and medical world. It is a potent antioxidant agent. Acetyle carnosine is not similar to acetyle cystein in form of action.
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Acetylcysteine: If you have chronic lung disease it may be helpful but as an antioxident it doesn' t do much. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not definite: No specific meds for glutamate dysfunction, anything available has a lot of side effects. ...Read more
My naturalpathic dr prescribed cysteplus. (n-acetylcysteine) I can't find much info online. Any side effects? What about long term use?
Pulmonary fibrosis: There is one type of pulmonary fibrosis (aka interstitial lung disease) known as uip (usual interstitial pneumonia) of which there have been some trials done with n-acetylcysteine (nac). It is thought that it may slow down the inflammatory process associated with uip. To date, there have not been convincing studies to suggest this. That being said, we do use it because the side effects are minimal. ...Read more
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
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
NAC attack: Nac is a pretty harmless chemical that is a precursor to one of the most powerful anti-oxidants produced in our body, namely glutathione. 200mg of nac is a relatively low dose and would be fine to take. One word on nac; because it has a sulfur group, those with intestinal yeast should avoid it because of the potential of feeding the yeast. Consult an expert in functional GI health if unsure. ...Read more