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Acetylcysteine (Siran) Summary

Description: The N-acetyl derivative of CYSTEINE. It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral stimulation by reactive oxygen intermediates.

Also Known As: Siran; N-Acetylcysteine; Genac; Ilube; Mucomyst Show All >>

Networked: 2589 relevant articles (258 outcomes, 459 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Acetylcysteine is Relevant

  1. Reperfusion Injury : 20 outcomes 23 studies in 109 results
  2. Ischemia : 14 outcomes 19 studies in 107 results
  3. Poisoning : 13 outcomes 17 studies in 176 results
  4. Acute Liver Failure (Fulminant Hepatic Failure) : 9 outcomes 10 studies in 60 results
  5. Acute Kidney Injury (Acute Renal Failure) : 8 outcomes 11 studies in 62 results
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Drugs Related to Acetylcysteine

  1. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
  2. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione)
  3. Antioxidants
  4. Vitamin E
  5. Oxygen
  6. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  7. Cysteine (L-Cysteine)
  8. Deferoxamine (Desferal)
  9. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  10. Pentoxifylline (Trental)
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Therapies Related to Acetylcysteine

  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  2. Oral Administration
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Ligation
  5. Chemoprevention
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