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is l lysine safe to take while nursing

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Lysine and nursing: Lysine is an essential amino acid(protein) meaning our body cannot make it. It is part of our diet.We eat 60,000 mg protein a day. For prophylaxis us ... Read More
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: It is safe to use lysine while nursing. I think it is best to just take Valtrex (valacyclovir) and help your misery. It is probably safer for the baby ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably- moderation: As is usually the case, no research has been done so no one knows for sure. However, lysine occurs naturally in many foods so every woman who has ever ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Drug interaction checker shows no interactions btwn alcohol and L-lysine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Checker shows no interactions btwn L-lysine and alcohol.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: Consuming lysine supplements and certain antibiotics may increase the level of these drugs in your body, increasing the risk of side effects and toxic ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: Since augmentin contains clavulinic acid and lysine is also acidic, I don't recommend taking these 2 medications together. Your pharmacist can be very ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
SAFE?: yes! but WHY take these generally USELESS so called "Nutritional" supplements?? My Opinion Only Dr Z
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Amino acid: it is an amino acid ( body protein) and is not harmful-better off using topical cold sore medical and oral zince tablets.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is considered safe to use while breastfeeding.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Does not matter: I would not take ANY of these. Some are harmful. All are useless in the absence of specific indications. If you have medical problems, see your DR. I ... Read More

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