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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

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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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Is N - ACETYL CYSTEINE ok for children aged 7? I heard it's very good for autistic children.

Is N - ACETYL CYSTEINE ok for children aged 7? I heard it's very good for autistic children.

Not useful: N-acetyl cysteine has been studied in one small study. It didn't show any improvement in social behavior in the group of autistic children studied. Save your money. Here is a website that is very helpful- The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www. Thinkingautismguide. Com ...Read more

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Would taking n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Would taking n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Yes: Yes. That's the proper treatment, but if it is a real overdose you need to have your levels checked and be monitored. I have seen several cases of liver failure from inadequate management and or refusal to go into the er. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Do n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

No: If you are truly concerned about a paracetamol overdose you should go and get your levels checked to determine if you are in need of IV acetylcysteine. Oral acetylcysteine is poorly absorbed and high doses are requred for reversal of paracetamol overdose. ...Read more

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Do n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Do n-acetylcysteine capsules help a paracetamol overdose?

Yes, but not an: Issue for self treatment. N-acetylcysteine is a recognized and appropriate treatment for paracetamol overdose, however, a drug overdose is not an issue for self treatment and the person should see a doctor asap. ...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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Who is taking n-acetyl-cysteine?

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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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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Would acetylcysteine tablets help if you had a paracetamol overodose?

Would acetylcysteine tablets help if you had a paracetamol overodose?

No: A paracetamol overdose needs to be urgently managed by a medical provider. If you suspect an overdose call poison control immediately for instructions then call 911. ...Read more

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How are n - acetylcysteine and n - acetylcarnosine different?

Diferrent molecules: 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.
Shahzeidi, md. ...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?

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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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

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What is the recommended dose of n-acetyl cysteine for asthma?

What is the recommended dose of n-acetyl cysteine for asthma?

Not researched: N acetyle cystein is a supplement with antioxidant properties, but there is no evidence based medical documentation for use of it in treatment of asthma.
Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine inhalation medications?

Are there any alternatives to acetylcysteine inhalation medications?

Mucus plugs?: If you are using this drug for mucus plugs, there are very few, if any alternatives. Sometimes saline nebulizer treatments can be helpful. ...Read more

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