A thiol-containing non-essential amino acid that is oxidized to form CYSTINE.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB00138CystineIt has been claimed that L-cysteine has anti-inflammatory properties, that it can protect against various toxins, and that it might be helpful in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. More research will have to be done before L-cysteine can be indicated for any of these conditions. Research to date has mostly been in animal models.
DB02345SelenocysteineNot Available
DB04339CarbocisteineUsed to help relieve the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and bronchiectasis.
DB06151AcetylcysteineAcetylcysteine is used mainly as a mucolytic and in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose.
DB12697MethylselenocysteineNot Available