In this Article
- What other names is Tyrosine known by?
- What is Tyrosine?
- How does Tyrosine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Tyrosine.
There isn't enough information available to know if tyrosine is safe for children to use in medicinal amounts. Don't give it to children without the advice of your healthcare provider until more is known.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information available to know if tyrosine is safe to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or Graves disease: The body uses tyrosine to make thyroxine, a thyroid hormone. Taking extra tyrosine might increase thyroxine levels too much, making hyperthyroidism and Graves disease worse. If you have one of these conditions, don't take tyrosine supplements.
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