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Could sam-e cause sexual side effects?

Could sam-e cause sexual side effects?

Probably not: Actually, there is some European literature that suggests SAM-e may have a positive affect on male arousal and sexual dysfunction. That beitng said, it can cause anxiety, restlessness, headache, and insomnia, as well as gas, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, headache, anorexia, sweating, and dizziness. Side effects are worse at higher doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take s adenosylmethionine if you have had a renal transplant. My kidney is function fine.

Is it safe to take s adenosylmethionine if you have had a renal transplant. My kidney is function fine.

S-Adenosyl Methione: (SAMe): a methyl-group donor in the biosynthesis of hormones, neurotransmitters, nucleic acids, proteins, phospholipids. It may relieve pain and inflammation in arthritis, treat depression, improve liver health. Avoid w/in 14 days of MAO-inhibitor and in Bipolar Disorder. Diet should contain B vitamins, esp B6, B12, and folic acid. Should be safe in normal kidney function. Check with nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more

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Which would be more recommended, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg once a day or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 20 mg 2x a day? Any difference in side effects or effectiveness?

Which would be more recommended, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 20 mg once a day or Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ir 20 mg 2x a day? Any difference in side effects or effectiveness?

Depends on situation: There are a lot of factors that would need to be considered including lifestyle, capacity to readminister a medication throughout the day given the schedule, need for alertness at the very beginning of the day, frequency of the experience of insomnia, and sensitivity to appetite suppression. Also, it should be noted that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg twice a day would be twice as many milligrams of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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