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.
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 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
Congestive Heart Failure
- 2-6 g/day dosed orally either twice daily or three times daily
- 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.
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