COPD and Glutathione Deficiency in Lungs ...
Is Nebulized Glutathione a Good Treatment?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) has been shown in animal studies to reduce levels of the antioxidant glutathione, which is found in high concentrations in epithelial lung fluid. This could put users of the drug at risk for increased oxidative damage to lung tissues and subsequent respiratory disease, says Tricia M. McKeever, Ph.D., of the University of Nottingham and colleagues in the Netherlands and U.S.
"Increased use of acetaminophen was also associated with decreased lung function, although this effect was seen only in participants reporting either daily or greater use of acetaminophen," Dr. McKeever says.
McKeever, TM, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Vol 171. pp 966Ð971, 2005.
In another abstract I mention some physicians use nebulized glutathione, and patients and physicians plan to continue this practice.
(This is merely a hypothesis and not a claim at a disease cure or any proven benefit of treatment is suggested. Go to the FDA web site to see what legal claims can be made for the medicine mentioned above).