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What are the uses and side effects of N Acetyl Cysteine?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: canyou tell me about a drug I just picked up at my drugstore. it is NAC 600MG
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
N Acetyl Cysteine

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for using HCM.

NAC is N Acetyl Cysteine.

It is mainly used to treat tylenol overdose/Poisoning.
It is also used to clear mucus blockage in collapsed lungs.
It has been used to treat few psychiatric disorders also.

Some of the common side effects are nausea, vomiting and altered bowel habits.

I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if you have any more questions.

Regards,
Dr.Barani

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What are the uses and side effects of N Acetyl Cysteine?

Brief Answer: N Acetyl Cysteine Detailed Answer: Hi there, Thanks for using HCM. NAC is N Acetyl Cysteine. It is mainly used to treat tylenol overdose/Poisoning. It is also used to clear mucus blockage in collapsed lungs. It has been used to treat few psychiatric disorders also. Some of the common side effects are nausea, vomiting and altered bowel habits. I hope that answers your question. Let me know if you have any more questions. Regards, Dr.Barani