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Can acetyllysteine be used for long periods of time? It

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Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Can acetyllysteine be used for long periods of time? It has really helped, but with COPD I am afraid I may have to use it forever. Thank you.
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yes you can use it without problem

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Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic,

As you are already a COPD patient yes you can use it frequently without any problem. It helps to clear secretions from your lungs. We recommend it mostly in the winter time when the COPD is usually worsened. N-acetylcysteine (like Trebon 600 once per day orally) is the best. Drinking a lot of water helps in liquifying of the secretions too.

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Dr.Jolanda


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