Brand Name: L-lysine, Lysine Monohydrochloride
Generic Name: Lysine
Drug Class: Antimicrobials, Herbals; Metabolic and Endocrine, Herbals
What Is Lysine and How Does It Work?
Lysine is possibly effective for cold sores (herpes simplex labialis) treatment.
Lysine is available under the following different brand names: L-lysine and Lysine Monohydrochloride.
Dosages of Lysine:
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Herpes Simplex Labialis
- 1,000 mg orally daily for 12 months and
- 1,000 mg orally three times daily 6 months
Topical: (Super Lysine Plus) applied every 2 hours for 11 days
Metabolic Alkalosis (elevated pH levels)
- 10 grams orally once daily, divided doses for up to 5 days
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