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carols
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Posted - Dec 22 2016 :  2:09:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone use this and more information on the use of this please.

SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Dec 26 2016 :  03:46:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Consider doing a search on this site.
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Helen-CO
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Posted - Dec 26 2016 :  1:36:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WebMD site contains specific details, but NAC is especially known for its mucus-thinning properties:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1018-NAC+N-ACETYL+CYSTEINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1018&activeIngredientName=NAC+(N-ACETYL+CYSTEINE)&source=2
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mxh0471
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Posted - Dec 26 2016 :  5:39:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't normally need NAC but when I have a cold with lots of mucas the NAC does help thin it down so I can cough it up. Helps me get better faster. Just my perspective. Mike

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carols
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Posted - Dec 26 2016 :  6:42:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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eves
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Posted - Feb 09 2017 :  12:56:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use NAC now and again. I'm not sure if it helps. I research a lot and one scary thing I found was a relationship of developing PH (pulmonary hypertension) BUT this study was done on mice. So now not sure about NAC....although I'm not a mouse. It is also an antioxidant, besides being able to break up viscosity bonds in mucous.
I'm never sure if mucous drugs are increasing mucous and thereby making us think it's disolving, or if in fact it thins existing mucous. I guess even if mucous increases, it would help to propel old gunk with it?
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SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Feb 09 2017 :  3:02:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eves, that last question is one I have wondered about.

Regardless, I have tried it 3 times and, each time, I stopped using it because - each time - it seemed to increase my air-resistance during inhalation. I felt as though I had to pull air into my lungs when I was laying down.

I threw away three bottles of the stuff.
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Dave-OH
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Posted - Feb 11 2017 :  9:08:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the inhaled form it breaks up the mucus bonds via an interesting process. Oral NAC does not do that. I have found it very effective, but must be used with albuterol if you do not want to have airway reactions.

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eves
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Posted - Feb 17 2017 :  11:44:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I think it could have that effect? What if our thoughts on it possibly producing mucous is correct? In which case, what if the extra mucous makes you feel that way? Thinking about things is why research happens :)
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Eves, that last question is one I have wondered about.

Regardless, I have tried it 3 times and, each time, I stopped using it because - each time - it seemed to increase my air-resistance during inhalation. I felt as though I had to pull air into my lungs when I was laying down.

I threw away three bottles of the stuff.

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Feb 17 2017 :  2:19:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about two doctors took time over the years to explain the science behind the drug Mucamyst. Eves you do not know any science it seems, you just want to comment. The issue with air residence is it can cause bronchial spasms. The increases airway residence.

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