A thiol-containing non-essential amino acid that is oxidized to form CYSTINE.
|Drug||Drug Name||Drug Indication|
|DB00138||Cystine||It 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.|
|DB04339||Carbocisteine||Used to help relieve the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and bronchiectasis.|
|DB06151||Acetylcysteine||Acetylcysteine is used mainly as a mucolytic and in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose.|