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Doctor insights on: Arginine Medication

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I'm HIV positive & I used arginine along with my medications is that a good regiment?

I'm HIV positive & I used arginine along with my medications is that a good regiment?

No evidence: There's no evidence that arginine supplements are of any benefit in people with HIV infection. What matters are the HIV medications. ...Read more

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Would arginine alpha-ketoglutarate effect my depression medication?

Would arginine alpha-ketoglutarate effect my depression medication?

Doubtful: No. There is a tantalizing reference in the literature that arginine depletion can improve depression: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21515310. However, the converse, to my knowledge, is not established, namely, that arginine can adversely effect depression. There should theoretically be no interaction between arginine and antidepressants, per se. Arginine is a natural substance. ...Read more

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Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine, pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e, pentox arg all do.

A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more

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What is it like to take arginine 5000 by gnc?

GNC products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are the health risks from a diet high in arginine?

What are the health risks from a diet high in arginine?

Arginine: Arginine has been associated with being a causative agent in herpes infections. It can also cause low blood pressure if overconsumed as well as gout. ...Read more

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Help please, what is arginine extreme, and what could I mix it with?

Help please, what is arginine extreme, and what could I mix it with?

Arginine extreme: Is a brand name workout supplement. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is l-arginine good for?

Arginine: ....Is something your body normally makes, but you can be deficient if you don't have enough of the building blocks. Symptoms of deficiency include poor wound healing, hair loss, skin rash, constipation, and fatty liver. There is some evidence it may be useful for claudication (pain in your legs with exercise due to poor circulation). It's used for lots of other things, but without good evidence. ...Read more

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Can teenagers take l arginine?

Can teenagers take l arginine?

Wouldn't recommend: Protein supplementation is not the greatest idea in teens. It really is much better for them to get their nutrition through food intake. These supplements are not well regulated and one can never be sure you are taking what they say. Also, protein supplements are stressful to developing kidneys. If you teen is wrestler, body builder it is best to get the protein with meats, eggs, dairy, nuts. ...Read more

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Can l-arginine cause gain weight?

Can l-arginine cause gain weight?

L-arginine: Can help with gaining muscle but not specifically for weight gain. ...Read more

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Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Is l-arginine safe to take long term?

Unknown: L-arginine has been used safely for up to 3 months. There are no long term studies to verify safety for long term use. ...Read more

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Does l-arginine help erictial disfuntion?

Does l-arginine help erictial disfuntion?

Studies unclear: As whether is any benefit, one study which showed benefit resulted in patients who were Nitric Oxide deficient. ...Read more

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What is the safe dosage of taking l-arginine?

What is the safe dosage of taking l-arginine?

Depends: For congestive heart failure: doses range from 6-20 grams per day, as three divided doses. For chest pain (angina pectoris): 3-6 grams three times per day for up to one month. For preventing the loss of the effectiveness of Nitroglycerin (angina pectoris): 700 mg four times daily. For organic erectile dysfunction (ed): 5g taking lower doses might not be effective. ...Read more