In this Article
- What other names is Methionine known by?
- What is Methionine?
- How does Methionine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Methionine.
Do not use methionine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
- You have cancer.
- You have a genetic disorder called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency.
- For acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning: 2.5 grams of methionine every 4 hours for 4 doses to prevent liver damage and death. Methionine must be given within 10 hours of taking the acetaminophen. This should be done by a healthcare professional.
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