N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by tweak, May 16, 2012.

    1. B18c1vtech

      B18c1vtech Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma??, poor diet, sleep, stress, etc..
      Yeah I'm sure I'll be fine.
       
    2. Jan2000

      Jan2000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, shot
      Is NAC in tablet form the same NAC as the fizzy tablets you use for better coughing?
       
    3. vttbx

      vttbx Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2001
      If you are talking about PharmaNAC effervescent tablets, then yes. But they have been discontinued.
       
    4. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Why was PharmaNAC discontinued?
       
    5. Jan2000

      Jan2000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, shot
      Ok, in Germany we still have those effervescent tablets and even granules that you can take without water. They are for coughing, but I'd rather take those then some sketchy brand's, because they are for sale in pharmacies officially.

      Those NAC tablets from Amazon apparently have QC issues such as mold etc. forming inside the tablets. I've never seen those in German pharmacy products.
       
    6. vttbx

      vttbx Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2001
      Not sure. But the effervescent tablets are the most stable form of NAC.
       
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    7. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      What is the brand name of the effervescent tablet you use?
       
    8. vttbx

      vttbx Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2001
      Unfortunately, it was PharmaNAC. It was discontinued a few years ago and I have yet to find an alternate source.
       
    9. Gman
      No Mood

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops, worsened by MDs (Muppet Doctors)
      I think the fact that each tablet usually comes separately sealed helps to stop them degrading. Most seem to contain aspartame though.
       
    10. Alexandras
      Balanced

      Alexandras Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020-07
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL
      I have been using NAC for a long time, the only benefit I could find is that it regulated my liver enzymes to a normal level, they were higher for the last few years. I saw some posts here that NAC is better than L-cysteine. I am well aware that most publications use NAC to check its otoprotective capacity and so on.

      However, I found a paper which claims that availability of cysteine for the cells is higher than NAC.

      https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1990747809020081

      I will order and try to use a higher dosage of BCAA that includes a high portion of L-cysteine.
       
    11. Noizy

      Noizy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection or noise
      My experience with NAC is that it works tremendously if you add Selenium. I can’t remember why I did it - but it makes a huge difference.
       
    12. UHPTS
      Wishful

      UHPTS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      What is the amount of Selenium and NAC that you take? I'm going to try it.
       
    13. Croaker
      Haunting

      Croaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Selenium, without looking at the periodic table, sounds like one of those scary radioactive elements on the bottom right that’ll make you grow a thumb out of your forehead
       
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    14. Alexandras
      Balanced

      Alexandras Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020-07
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL
      NAC helped to regulate my liver enzymes, but did not do anything for tinnitus.
       

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