April 23, 2017
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Taurine

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Mega Taurine

Generic Name: taurine

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals

What Is Taurine and How Does It Work?

Taurine is an herbal supplement that can be used in the treatment for congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cystic fibrosis, and to prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries throughout the body.

Taurine occurs naturally in the human brain. Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in many foods in the human diet. It is also used in many energy drinks alongside caffeine.

Other uses and benefits include seizure disorders (epilepsy), autism, ADHD, continuous decline in vision (retinal degeneration), diabetes, alcoholism, improve mental performance and also as an antioxidant.

Taurine has shown to reduce blood pressure in human clinical studies.

In people with congestive heart failure, taurine appears to improve left ventricular function in patients with New York Heart Association functional class II to IV.

In treatment for acute hepatitis, taurine may improve liver function.

In animal studies taurine lowered lipid levels, however the results are contradictory in human studies.

Taurine is available under the following different brand names: mega taurine.

Dosages of Taurine Should Be Given As Follows:

  • 30 ml

Dosage Considerations

Congestive Heart Failure

  • 2-6 g/day dosed orally either twice daily or three times daily

Acute Hepatitis

  • 4 g dosed orally three times daily x 6 weeks

Steatorrhea in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

  • 30 mg/kg day x 4 months in addition to pancreatic enzyme supplementation

Indicated for treatment of Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficient Homocystinuria.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/9/2017



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