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NAC?

My doctor says it is o.k. to take Vitamin C along with the COPD medication that he has prescribed for me; such as a nebulizer (albuterol along with some other med, prednisone (temporary for 10 days) and Trelegy (which is supposed to work good; but haven't found too much difference so far), I am taking all these and now if I want to take some of the NAC (from vitamin store) would I have to ask the doctor if it is o.k. to take? I don't know. I think it would be o.k. to try (people say it works great; so I would like to try it). Any help with this question, sure would be appreciated.

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Just be careful of ANY drugs you take that contain codeine as this drug is dangerous if mixed with others

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Hi ! are you referring to NAC ? Your response sounds as though NAC has codeine! NAC is over the counter , therefore it cannot contain codeine. Maybe I misread your reply. If I did please excuse me

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Panadeine is what chemist gave me, when I went to the doctors, he told me to throw them out immediately, they contain codeine.

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Oh gotcha thanks

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Hi there RedSox:Saw my lung Doc last week for usual check. I am Gold 4. I researched NAC and found several studies of NAC for COPD. I began 1200 mg/day of NAC and my Doc said good for me. It thins the mucus and has stopped almost all my coughing. I also take powdered Chaga mushroom at 1/2 teaspoon per day. It opens the airways. I also take 20 drops of CBD oil. I take Trelegy for a year now and love it. My .COPD has improved.

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Now that IS good news ! Stay well

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Hi new here - newly diagnosed as severe COPD and just trying to learn the ropes :) How do you take the Chaga powder? My neighbour has a business that they process and market Chaga and i have some of her "pucks" which i can add to my coffee

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Be very careful taking the Chaga. It is a blood thinner and could interact with other meds. I am on Xarelto blood thinner. My Doc told me to stop the Chaga.

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My doctor told me to take NAC when mucinex wasn't working, haven't had any problems with it interfering with my other drugs. Just make sure you use a good name product

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Yes, I am going to get some. The Mucinex isn't working. Thank you !

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Make sure you take 1200 mg per day.

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Saw my lung Doc yesterday for usual check. I am Gold 4. I researched NAC and found several studies of NAC for COPD. I began 1200 mg/day of NAC and my Doc said good for me. It thins the mucus and has stopped almost all my coughing. I also take powdered Chaga mushroom at 1/2 teaspoon per day. It opens the airways. I also take 20 drops of CBD oil. I take Trelegy for a year now and love it. My .COPD has improved.

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