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Acetylcysteine

Identifier

015634

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 28

Background

A description of the experience

Acetylcysteine also known as N-acetylcysteine or N-acetyl-L-cysteine (abbreviated NAC), is a pharmaceutical drug and nutritional supplement used primarily as a mucolytic agent and in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose. Other uses include sulfate repletion in conditions, such as autism, where cysteine and related sulfur amino acids may be depleted.

This compound is also sold as a dietary supplement commonly claiming antioxidant and liver protecting effects. It is used as a cough medicine because it breaks disulfide bonds in mucus and liquefies it, making it easier to cough up. It is also this action of breaking disulfide bonds that is usedl in thinning the abnormally thick mucus in cystic and pulmonary fibrosis patients.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

On Dec, 23, 2016 4,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetylcysteine.  Among them, 28 people (0.57%) have Hallucination

Time on Acetylcysteine when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Acetylcysteine  :

  Female Male
Hallucination 40.00% 60.00%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Acetylcysteine  :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Hallucination 0.00% 4.17% 0.00% 4.17% 0.00% 4.17% 4.17% 83.33%

The source of the experience

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