In this Article
- What other names is SAMe known by?
- What is SAMe?
- Is SAMe effective?
- How does SAMe work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for SAMe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using SAMe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: SAMe is POSSIBLY SAFE when usedtaken by mouth andor used intravenously (by IV) in children in the short-term.
Bipolar disorder: Use of SAMe can cause people with bipolar disorder to convert from depression to mania.
Parkinson's disease: SAMe might make Parkinson's symptoms worse.
Surgery: SAMe might affect the central nervous system. This could interfere with surgery. Stop taking SAMe at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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