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).
Possibly Effective for...
- Chest pain (angina).
- Preventing complications of chronic bronchitis.
- Preventing complications of lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD).
- Preventing side effects of ifosfamide (Ifex, used for certain types of cancer).
- Preventing kidney problems with dyes used during some X-ray exams.
- Reducing homocysteine levels (a possible risk factor for heart disease).
- Reducing symptoms of the flu.
- Treating some types of epilepsy (seizures).
- Treating a lung disease called fibrosing alveolitis.
- Preventing problems such as heart attack and stroke in people with serious kidney disease.
Possibly Ineffective for...
Likely Ineffective for...
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Carbon monoxide poisoning; allergic reactions to phenytoin (Dilantin); ear infections; hayfever; removing heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and cadmium from the body; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); preventing alcoholic liver damage; protecting against environmental pollutants; colon cancer; and other conditions.
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).