The side effects of N-acetyl-L-cysteine depend on the route of administration of the drug. If taken orally this drug can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation at most. According to WebMD, in certain populations of people such as those with asthma, this drug may cause the side effect of bronchospasms. N-acetyl-L-cytsteine is used to clear out mucus in the respiratory system, making it a good treatment for cystic fibrosis.Know More
The side effects caused by N-acetyl-L-cysteine are minimal in comparison to the benefits this drug provides to those with acetaminophen poisoning. According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation as archived with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, N-acetyl-L-cysteine is considered an effective antidote for acetaminophen poisoning because it prevents the reaction that is responsible for Tylenol toxicity. This reaction between the toxic metabolite of acetaminophen, N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoneimine, and liver cells is stopped by N-acetyl-L-cysteine binding to the toxic part of acetaminophen instead. Keeping the toxic part of acetaminophen away from liver cells helps prevent acetaminophen poisoning.
According to WebMD, N-acetyl-L-cysteine does have an unpleasant odor which makes it difficult to take. This characteristic odor may hold some responsibility for the side effects of nausea and vomiting. According to Amazing Wellness Magazine, the high sulfur content of this drug makes it smell like urine.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements
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According to the National Institutes of Health, possible side effects of recommended dosages of calcium supplements can include constipation, bloating, gas or a combination of these effects. These side effects may occur more frequently with calcium carbonate as opposed to calcium citrate. WebMD reports that belching is also a possible side effect.Full Answer >
MDHealth reports that OxyElite Pro's side effects include overstimulation, increased risk of heart attacks or strokes, sweating, loss of appetite, changes in the menstrual cycle, increased cramping, and strain on the heart and skeletal system. The last effect is caused by rapid weight loss and gain when taking OxyElite Pro.Full Answer >
The reported side effects of royal jelly include increased asthma, allergy, hypersensitivity and even death, as stated by Drugs.com. It may also have an effect on female hormonal activity. However, the side effects of royal jelly are not common, as it is considered to be safe when taken as directed by a health care provider.Full Answer >