In this Article
- What other names is Lysine known by?
- What is Lysine?
- How does Lysine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Lysine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking lysine if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Kidney disease: There is one report of kidney disease linked with taking lysine supplements. If you have a kidney disease, check with your healthcare provider before taking lysine.
Osteoporosis: Using Lysine with calcium supplements might increase calcium absorption.
Intolerance to lysinuric protein: Lysine supplementation might cause diarrhea and stomach cramps in children who are intolerant to lysinuric protein.
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