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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between N-acetylcysteine and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine?

Why: do you want to know? Why are you concerned about either compound. Perhaps if we know this we can give you a reasonable response. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 200mg n-acetylcysteine with juice?

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

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Where can I buy the supplement "n-acetylcysteine" in toronto/canada?

Pharmacy: It is over the counter (otc) medication, therefore, could be obtained in otc shelves at the pharmacies or vitamine shops. Shahzeidi, md. ...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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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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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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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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Is it safe to take n-acetylcysteine(nac) with prevacid (lansoprazole)?

No interaction: There is no known interaction between these two meds and so if need be, you can use them. If you have additional concerns, repost them here on healthtap or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need tips on where can I get n-acetylcysteine?

Vitamine shops: N acetyle cystein is a good potent anti oxidant which has been extensively investigated, but not fda regulated, therefore is still marketed as supplemental medication and you can find it easily in any vitamine shop shelves. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for me to take a daily n acetylcysteine 600mg tablet everyday?

Acetylcysteine: If you have chronic lung disease it may be helpful but as an antioxident it doesn' t do much. ...Read more

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I want to know if N-acetylcysteine will reduce cretanine. A friend was given this and his cretanine dropped from 1.4 to 1.1. Is it temporary effect.

Explanation: N-aceylcysteine is a precursor to glutathione, the major free radical trapper within the central nervous system. It also reduces levels of homocysteine. There is no positive or negative effect upon kidney function, and thus, would not reduce creatinine. ...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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Is it ok to give n-acetylcysteine to a 4 year old with recurrent otitis media?

Is it ok to give n-acetylcysteine to a 4 year old with recurrent otitis media?

Yes: No harm by giving n acetyle cystein to a 4 years old, but it does not cure otitis media. The cause for otitis media is usually combination of some physical features, such as round face and eustacian tube dysfunction as well as upper respiratory tract infection with viruses. It gets complicated often with added some bacteria in complicated uris which requires antibiotic consumption. Shahzeidi, md. ...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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If my GFR is 43 is it safe to have a CT with contrast? I have read that you can take n-acetylcysteine to help protect your kidneys?

If my GFR is 43 is it safe to have a CT with contrast? I have read that you can take n-acetylcysteine to help protect your kidneys?

Need to be : Cleared by your nephrologist. If ok best to get hydration. N-acetylcysteine can help. 600-1200 mg dose orally 12 hours apart, half before and half after the scan is typical. Stop metformin for 48 hours after your scan. Use nonionic contrast. Better yet get ultrasound if it will answer the clinical question in your case. Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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Hi i took just one capsul contains 500mg paracetamol+50mg soduim declofinac but i didnt know im pregnant is that safe 4 my babay?babay was about 3week

Hi i took just one capsul contains 500mg paracetamol+50mg soduim declofinac but i didnt know im pregnant is that safe 4 my babay?babay was about 3week

Meds in pregnancy: Any medications in the first three months or so of pregnancy may have negative effects on same. You should consult a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to get a comprehensive review of possible effects from any meds you may have taken. ...Read more

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If i took i pill of paracetamol can I take later a pill of ibuprofen for my cold?

If i took i pill of paracetamol can I take later a pill of ibuprofen for my cold?

Yes.: Paracetamol is a precursor of tylenol (acetaminophen). Ibuprofen is a non steroidal pain medicine. There is no contraindication to mixing them but whether they work for what you are tying to treat is the question. Both work for pain and fever, and Ibuprofen has the added anti-inflammatory property for pain as in joint inflammations. ...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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Hi, Can i ask about taking Hyoscine N-butylbromide Paracetamol Buscopan Venus can lead into miscarriage?

Hi, Can i ask about taking Hyoscine N-butylbromide Paracetamol Buscopan Venus can lead into miscarriage?

Probably ok: No long term studies have been done to assure its safety in pregnancy. However it has been used sparingly in pregnat women for over 55 years without any obvious side effect. Hyocine can cross the placenta however. ...Read more

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SGPT 94 U/L normal: 21-72. - No alcohol. -Sedentary life. -- Had a course of ciprofloxacin 20 days back. -- Had to take paracetamol 650mg 4-6 hours?

SGPT 94 U/L normal: 21-72.
- No alcohol. 
-Sedentary life. 
-- Had a course of ciprofloxacin 20 days back. 
-- Had to take paracetamol 650mg 4-6 hours?

Very mild elevation: A very mild elevation in ALT can be related to many things (likely viral inflammation or drug effect) - at this level I would just check your doctor about having the level repeated in the next week or so to ensure it is normalizing. If you are not feeling well, see your doctor sooner. If your level remains elevated, then your doctor may wish to do more of a work-up to discover etiology.Take care ...Read more

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My temperature is 38.6 I have a headache, n a sore neck when I move it but still feel cold took paracetamol but it doesn't seem to be doing a lot ?

My temperature is 38.6 I have a headache, n a sore neck when I move it but still feel cold took paracetamol but it doesn't seem to be doing a lot 



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Get help!: This mixture of symptoms could be nothing more than a flu-like illness, but the combination of headache, sore neck, and fever could also be meningitis, a serious illness, so I encourage you to see a doctor. ...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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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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9 month baby suffering 4m fever 4 past 6days.blood n urine reports r negative reduces for paracetamol n comes again after three hours.antibiotic given?

9 month baby suffering 4m fever 4 past 6days.blood n urine reports r negative reduces for paracetamol n comes again after three hours.antibiotic given?

Close Observation: Your 9 mos old baby has fever x 6 days; negative urine/blood tests. Infection is a common & serious cause of fever in infancy. The tests tell us whether the cause is bacterial vs. viral. Bacterial infections require antibiotics whereas viruses are self-limited. Persistent fever is common with viruses. Fever is uncomfortable but is a sign of normal immune response. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has high temp, not eating, nauseous and weak. I can't get an appointment at gp. should I take him to A&E or keep up with paracetamol and monitor him?

My son has high temp, not eating, nauseous and weak. I can't get an appointment at gp. should I take him to A&E or keep up with paracetamol and monitor him?

Temperature: There are few danger signs which include - rashes, vomiting, not accepting feeds , not wetting nappies , inconsolable child, drowsiness, wrinkled skin , sunken eyes or if as a parent you are worried. If you are not sure about cause of fever or there are any danger signs then please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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