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I wish to try N -acetyl cysteine; I ve heard it eases anxiety and liver problems-is this true? any side effects of using this [I ve lung issues]

I wish to try N -acetyl cysteine; I ve heard it eases anxiety and liver problems-is this true?  
any side effects of using this [I ve lung issues]

Side effects: NAC is very safe for most people. It should not be used if you have asthma or a history of asthma or if you have a bleeding disorder as it can impair clotting. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Although it often chelates metabolites in the liver, it can cause liver toxicity and should be avoided if you have liver issues, take numerous medications or drink frequently ...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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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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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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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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I take n-acetyl-cysteine, is this okay to take daily - I am a heavy smoker cutting down and it seems to help my lungs (pain, mild mucus, breathless)?

I take n-acetyl-cysteine, is this okay to take daily - I am a heavy smoker cutting down and it seems to help my lungs (pain, mild mucus, breathless)?

No problem: But check your dose with your doctor. Good luck stopping smoking. 65% of smokers develop depression. I am curious if you are on all three antidepressants at once and whether that is helping. Let me know. ...Read more

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Can i take acetyl-cysteine and ambroxol/guaiphenesin together to ease up my phlegm?

Can i take acetyl-cysteine and ambroxol/guaiphenesin together to ease up my phlegm?

Yes: All of those things can loosen your phlegm. They are safe to take together and should work better in combination than alone. Another substance that helps loosen phlegm is potassium iodide. ...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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While on levlen ED i had no side effects as soon as i switched over to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) i had fatigue moody angry and emotional but Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is lower dose than levlen?

While on levlen ED i had no side effects as soon as i switched over to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) i had fatigue moody angry  and emotional but Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is lower dose than levlen?

Different progestero: There are two different hormones in bcp. Though Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has less estrogen than levlen, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a different progesterone. When women have mood swings on bcp it is usually from the type of progesterone. Sounds like you feel better on the hormones in levlen, and it is a good bcp. Go back to it, or speak with your doc about a pill with the same Progesterone as levlen. ...Read more

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Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

You can read link: Below. It may cause decrease ability to focus and dizziness. Melatonin sometimes can cause shortness of breath esp. Those with history of asthma. (jokingly i can say that it can cause drowsiness which is the intended effect. This is what my patient exactly told me!) http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/334796-side-effects-of-melatonin-plus-theanine/. ...Read more

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Hi my age is 19yrs n I have just started doing deadlifts at jym ..What r the effects n side effects?

Hi my age is 19yrs n I have just started doing deadlifts at jym ..What r the effects n side effects?

See details: Deadlifts place significant stress on the lower back especially if they are not done correctly. Make certain you stay in form and do not try to lift a weight you cannot handle. ...Read more

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Im on lithium wondering if the spacy- confusion side effects will go away? It has lots of little effects but they come n go fast

Im on lithium wondering if the spacy- confusion side effects will go away? It has lots of little effects but they come  n go fast

Lithium Tx.: Can you be more specific? How are you taking it, what is your blood level, any other underlying medical conditions, what results and when was your last complete lab panel with thyroid and HGB a1c, etc? ...Read more

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Does l-carnitne works ? And how does it help to lower body fat ? Whats its uses and side effects ? What is the best time to take it ?

Does l-carnitne works ? And how does it help to lower body fat ? Whats its uses and side effects ? What is the best time to take it ?

L-Carnitine: L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. It does have some legitimate uses, but weight loss in not one of them. Eating healthy (lean protein, vegetables, fruit), eating the right portions, avoiding carbohydrates and sugars, and cardiovascular exercise are the keys to losing weight. ...Read more

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Question:i take several meds.N a couple of them have serious side effects taken together or at all.Why do drs.Allow it?Nobody has said anything2me why

Question:i take several meds.N a couple of them have serious side effects taken together or at all.Why do drs.Allow it?Nobody has said anything2me why

This is common: Medications have many serious but uncommon side effects. When you take 2, there is always a potential for interactions, some also serious. Care providers should discuss the common. Most pharmacts give a comprehensive (often scary) list of the uncommon. Ask your prescriber or pharmacist how likely you are to have the problems that concern you and notify them if you experience one. ...Read more

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On 1000mg of Lithium a day, my blood levels were 0.44 mmol/L (0.3-1.3). Last 2 days I'm on 1500mg and still no benefits or side effects. Is this weird?

On 1000mg of Lithium a day, my blood levels were 0.44 mmol/L (0.3-1.3). Last 2 days I'm on 1500mg and still no benefits or side effects. Is this weird?

Ans: You're taking lithium, Concerta, aripiprazole and Lamotrigine, which interact to cause side effects and make clinical picture hard to understand. Why are you taking two mood stabilizers? Also, Concerta (dose unknown) can trigger mania/hypomania. Hard to interpret lithium level with limited clinical information. Review meds with prescribing doctor to simplify regimen if possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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