How does N-Acetylcysteine function in our body to help against infections and oxidative stresses.
Reduces inflammation and cell damage.
WHO list of essential medicines: safest and most effective medicine needed in health system.
Used for acetaminophen/paracetamol overdose and to loosen thick mucus.
Appears to be safe in pregnancy.
How does NAC break disulfide bonds?
It increases the levels of glutathione in paracetamol overdose.
Role of glutathione in immunity and inflammation in the lung
Disulfide bond reduction of vWF
N-Acetylcysteine as an antioxidant and disulphide breaking agent: the reasons why