August 28, 2015

Taurine

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Taurine might slow down the rate at which lithium is flushed out of the body. This could increase levels of lithium that stay in the body. As a result, your healthcare provider might need to lower your dose of lithium.



Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Taurine might decrease blood pressure in some people. Taking taurine along with medications used for lowering high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. However, it's not known if this is a big concern. Do not take too much taurine if you are taking medications for high blood pressure. Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

Dosing considerations for Taurine.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For the treatment of congestive heart failure: 2-6 grams of taurine per day in two or three divided doses.
  • For the treatment of acute hepatitis: 4 grams of taurine 3 times daily for 6 weeks.

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