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Doctor insights on: N Acety Cysteine

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Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage? What about alpha lipoic acid?

Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage?  What about alpha lipoic acid?

L carnitine and: Alpha Lipoic Acid are both used to help nerve conditions such as neuropathy The L in the carnitine means it is more bio-available than carnitine. ALA needs to be taken at 1200 mg daily when used for neuropathy. Sublingual B 12 is also used. This is not diagnosis or treatment. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...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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Does fish oil, alpha lipoic acid, acetl l carnitine, cdp choline, and ashwagandha interact with 40 mg Prilosec per day?

Does fish oil, alpha lipoic acid, acetl l carnitine, cdp choline, and ashwagandha interact with  40 mg Prilosec per day?

Herbal/nutritionals: Your question is unanswerable as the data doesnt exist,take at your own risk ...Read more

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Does nac-acetyl cysteine help relieve dry eye?

Does nac-acetyl cysteine help relieve dry eye?

Probably not: Only reference i found for ocular use is to breaking up mucus. There are otc drops for dry eye, but if they don't work, see eye doc for thorough exam & treatment options. ...Read more

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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions,but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...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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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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Can I take acetyl l carnitine if I am taking zyprexa? I read carnitine increases acetylcholine.

Can I take acetyl l carnitine if I am taking zyprexa? I read carnitine increases acetylcholine.

Avoid Interactions: The occurance of interactions between Acetyl Carnitine and Zyprexa are rare but present. I would avoid the use of these two together. There have been rare cases of psychosis with the use of both. Please consult with your primary doctor or psychiatrist if you would like to continue. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take alpa lipoic acid, n-acetyl l-cysteine (nac) and milk thistle when prescribed quetiapine? The supplements i take for my liver.

Is it safe to take alpa lipoic acid, n-acetyl l-cysteine (nac) and milk thistle when  prescribed quetiapine?  The supplements i take for my liver.

Probably safe: Please speak with your own physician about this first. There are no problems with alpha-lipoic acid or nac and quetiapine, but there's a possible interaction with milk thistle. There's contradictory evidence aboutit increasing, decreasing, or having no effect on the liver enzyme system that processes quetiapine. In 1 human study milk thistle didn't affect these enzymes -- so with caution, ok. ...Read more

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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Would paracetamol not work anymore if you swallowed activated charcoal and n-acetylcysteine capsules?

Would paracetamol not work anymore if you swallowed activated charcoal and n-acetylcysteine capsules?

Diminished effect: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is an anti pyretic that metabolises mainly in the liver. If you swallow paracetamol with activated charcoal it considerably decreased its absorption and if you take n acetyle cystein with it, it protect liver from the damage which could be caused by paracetamol metabolite as potent oxidant. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Why is nac (n-acetylcystein) administered to antidote tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity instead of using gluathione exogenous supplement directly?

Why is nac (n-acetylcystein) administered to antidote tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity instead of using gluathione exogenous supplement directly?

Standard protocol ;: Good question. Nac is well-proven to work ; is the standard protocol. Glutathione might work as well or better but i'm unaware of any studies showing it works. Also, standard glutathione is poorly absorbed orally. It might work well given IV but has a short shelf-life ; is not generally available in er's. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc436956/ good luck with your condition! ...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 is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine  and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

Salt : Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart, brain function, muscle movement & other body functions . The HCl refers to the salt hydrochloride . This is combined with the Acetyl L Carnitine to allow better handling, dissolving & absorption when swallowed ...Read more

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I know lecithin contain choline - but how much?

I know lecithin contain choline - but how much?

It depends: Lecithin supplements contain varying amounts of choline. It depends on the specific brand of lecithin. ...Read more

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Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Yes, no: It is quite safe to take these concurrently. Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate is not known to stimulate nor suppress the thyroid but has been shown to reduce symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Ashwagandha balances thyroid function, stimulating underactive thyroids while calming overactive thyroid. It is not known to overstimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

No difference: Both Amino Acid molecules are similar in action, & both are formed naturally in the body from carnitine, which is found in protein rich foods. The acetyl forms of carnitine get into the brain bettter than carnitine. It is used to make enery, to turn fats into energy. Research has shown possible benefits for men with fertily problems, for memory enhancement and in early alzheimers. ...Read more