[Effects of cysteine compounds on antibiotics I. Effects of L-cysteine and its derivatives on the potency of antibiotics (author's transl)].

Various derivatives of L-cysteine obtained by conversion to an -S-S- bond in the mucoprotein by means of -SH in the chemical structure are widely used as expectorants because they show mucous dissolving action. Recently, there have been reports that L-cysteine derivatives lower the potencies of various antibiotics. Various types of antibiotics and cysteine… (More)