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N-Acetyl Cysteine

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What other names is N-acetyl Cysteine known by?

Acetyl Cysteine, Acétyl Cystéine, Acetylcysteine, Acétylcystéine, Chlorhydrate de Cystéine, Cysteine, Cystéine, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Cystine, Hydrochlorure de Cystéine, L-Cysteine, L-Cystéine, L-Cysteine HCl, L-Cystéine HCl, NAC, N-Acetil Cisteína, N-Acetyl-B-Cysteine, N-Acétyl Cystéine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, N-Acétyl-L-Cystéine, N-Acetylcysteine, N-Acétylcystéine.

What is N-acetyl Cysteine?

N-acetyl cysteine comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. (Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins).

Effective for...

  • Helping to prevent crusting in people with tracheostomy.
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
  • Reducing mucus and helping with breathing in various lung conditions.
  • Cystic fibrosis.

Possibly Effective for...

Possibly Ineffective for...

Likely Ineffective for...

  • Preventing new tumors in people with head and neck cancer, or lung cancer.
  • Treating Alzheimer's disease.
  • Improving how the body responds to nitroglycerin (Nitrostat).
  • Treating organ failure.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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