A 43-year-old male asked:
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are there any side effects to taking creatine as a muscle building supplement?

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Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Need plenty of fluids to avoid renal damage and headaches are common. Good luck in your work outs and use creatine wisely as a suppliment.
Answered on May 31, 2015
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
No good evidence by responsible, well-run studies. Avoid it. Save your money!
May 23, 2015
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not a good supplement!
May 23, 2015
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Potential problems &: Potential problems & no proven benefits!
Answered on Mar 8, 2019

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