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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Long Term Use Of Lysine

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Is there such a thing as a "slow release" lysine supplement? I feel as though perhaps the potential long-term renal issues from too much too quickly.

Is there such a thing as a "slow release" lysine supplement? I feel as though perhaps the potential long-term renal issues from too much too quickly.

No, why taking it?: I'm not aware of slow-release lysine; even if it exists there is no evidence it would be safer. Again, there's only 1 report of kidney problems in a woman who took 3000 mg/day for 5 years but no proof lysine caused her problem. Millions have taken lysine safely. Why are you taking it? Keep your dose to 1500 mg/day ; have kidney function checked every 6 months if concerned but it should be safe. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

Are there any side effects of l-lysine?

High doses, maybe: Deficiency symptoms might include stomach cramps, diarrhea, hair loss weight loss, poor concentration, reproductive problems, kidney stones. It can interact with a number of antibiotics to lethal effect. It could cause severe allergic reactions, (swelling of lips and tongue, or throat closure, difficulty breathing) old people need it more than young. Athletes use it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take daily lysine for control of herpes? Does it have any side effects?

Is it safe to take daily lysine for control of herpes? Does it have any side effects?

Lysine for herpes: Its possible lysine supplements may have some effect on reducing herpes outbreaks, although the FDA has nothing to say about that. The thought is lysine blocks a pathway the virus needs to replicate. Since it is an essential amino acid (the body needs it) I don't expect any real side effects... Other than cost! Lysine is found in food- might want to try that--fish, chicken, lentils, milk, beans. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to take L-lysine capsules daily(about 1500mg) to prevent latent herpese viruses? Any side-effects should I be aware of?

Is it reasonable to take L-lysine capsules daily(about 1500mg) to prevent latent herpese viruses? Any side-effects should I be aware of?

Yes, but it's not: Necessarily effective. L-lysine may decrease the number & duration of HSV I (cold) sore outbreaks, but not necessarily HSV II (genital herpes). L-lysine can increase the amount of calcium your body absorbs. While food (like dairy) isn't a problem, a healthy young guy like you shouldn't take calcium supplements at the same time. This includes calcium-containing antacids. ...Read more

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The side effects of taking daily lysine, like kidney failure and nephritis, how often they occur, what can I do not to suffer this consecuences?

The side effects of taking daily lysine, like kidney failure and nephritis, how often they occur, what can I do not to suffer this consecuences?

Why lysine?: Good sources of lysine are high-protein foods such as eggs, red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry, soy, beans and peas, cheese and fish such as cod and sardines. There has been a case report of fanconi's syndrome due to long term use of high dose lysine, but no other renal impairment. Not recommended to be taken if you already have renal impairment. Stop taking supplements and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Tryptophan, Valine,Threonine, Isoleucine,Leucine, Lysine,Phenylalanine, Methionine,Argine, Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Tryptophan, Valine,Threonine, Isoleucine,Leucine, Lysine,Phenylalanine, Methionine,Argine, Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Everything we ingest: Has side effects. Please see a nutritionist or a natural health doctor who can recommend the proper supplements and doses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of l- arginine and l-lysine? Can I take it as supplement for bodybuilding? I had wilms tumor when I was kid

What is the side effects of l- arginine and l-lysine? Can I take it as supplement for bodybuilding? I had wilms tumor when I was kid

Go ahead: Don't expect any obvious benefit, in spite of all the salesmanship. I'm very glad you survived the Wilms tumor and are taking good care of yourself now. ...Read more

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What is lysine?

What is lysine?

Essential amino acid: Lysine is an esential Amino Acid (a building block for proteins) that is not synthesized in animals. We get it from aspartic acid from plants(especially legumes) or our friendly flora (bacteria), eggs, meats, soy, cheese and fish. It is metabolized to get acetyl-coa which is essential for production of energy & acetylcholine. It's been pro-ported for immunodeficiency, anxiety, cancer, incr bp. ...Read more

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Why would require lysine?

Why would require lysine?

Can't make it: Everybody needs some lysine in their diet as an essential amino acid; especially, vegetarians need to take note. Lysine as a dietary supplement seems to slow down cold sores, and the stuff is promoted to athletes probably without any real benefit. ...Read more

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Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

Can I take more than 2000 mg of lysine a day? Thanks in advance.

Yes: Lysine is an essential amino acid with many benefits. Foods like beef, chicken, tuna and salmon contain 2000-4000 mg per serving. Studies where people take 3000 mg/day show no problems. Massive doses may be unsafe in those with kidney or liver disease but yes, more than 2000 mg/day is safe. See http://www.med.nyu.edu/content? ChunkIID=21791 ...Read more

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How many l lysine a day?

How many l lysine a day?

L (levo) lysine...: L (levo) lysine is a natural amino acid, present in greater or lesser amounts in all proteins. Sold as a health supplement, but there are no proved benefits. Sometimes recommended by some non-scientific sources for herpes, but lysine has no benefit in treating or preventing herpes outbreaks. The dose probably doesn't matter much; take whatever the label says. It would be difficult to take enough to be harmful. ...Read more

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Can taking lysine effect having an erection?

Can taking lysine effect having an erection?

See my remark: At least scientifically there is no connection.

If herbal purveyors promote it and it works for you, I've no objection of its use ...Read more

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What is more effective at treating herpes lysine or monolaurin?

What is more effective at treating herpes lysine or monolaurin?

Combination.: Studies on lysine 1g tid for hsv rx with dietary restriction of nuts, chocolate and gelatin, (rich in arginine, competing with lysine for intestinal absorption) showed at 6 month 74% effectiveness. Monolaurin is antiviral and can be taken 2g tid, while eating more foods rich in lysine (yogurt, fish, potatoes) and use coconut oil (monolaurin).
Address nervous system, immunity, hsv, detoxification. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are dangerous when taking lysine?

What antibiotics are dangerous when taking lysine?

All of them because:: I was going to say none of them because lysine does not make any antibiotic more dangerous, but the truth is that all antibiotics are dangerous to some degree- they can all cause allergic reactions ; by killing our friendly flora can disrupt our body's ecology. There are of course times when the benefits outweigh the risks, but since all antibiotics are dangerous they should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Do l-lysine works for herpes?

Do l-lysine works for herpes?

It does not: Tissue culture studies show that the yield of herpes simplex is lower with more lysine but only lower, not inhibited from growing. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed azothromycin for an infection, should I stop taking lysine supplements?

I was just prescribed azothromycin for an infection, should I stop taking lysine supplements?

Below: There are no studies to show there is or is not interaction between azithromycin and lysine supplements.
If would be best to just stop the supplement while taking the azithromycin ...Read more

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What is L-lysine?

An amino acid : That is essential,meaning the body must take it in a can't make it from other amino acids. ...Read more

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What's the ld50 of lysine?

What's the ld50 of lysine?

Unmeasurable: Lysine is an essential Amino Acid that many people take in generous amounts to control fever blisters. It probably cannot kill you, so there is no ld50. ...Read more

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Too much l lysine affects vision?

Too much l lysine affects vision?

No effect: Lysine is a non-essential Amino Acid and the body can handle it well. The eye takes in what it needs and leaves the rest in the blood stream. No sure why you would over-indulge in lysine but any changes in your eyesight are from some other cause. ...Read more

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Can lysine daily help with anxiety?

Can lysine daily help with anxiety?

Lysine: Used for healing & preventing recurrences of cold sores (herpes simplex labialis). There is not enough evidence for using it to improve athletic performance. No evidence that it helps anxiety. ...Read more

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Hi, i take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Hi, i take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Yes: You can go here and enter your medications or their ingredients and it will check for interactions:
http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

If feminax is just ibuprofen and lysine then its fine to take together. If you have complications or problems you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

Does valacyclovir work well with lysine?

Lysine doesn't work: Lysine has no effect on herpes -- don't believe everything you read on line! Valacyclovir is highly effective, but I suggest you not waste good money on magical treatments that have no chance of success. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take lysine and Valtrex (valacyclovir) together?

You can: You can do that if you want. Lysine is not usually prescribed by doctors since taking an oral supplement has no proven benefits. Its use in preventing herpes outbreaks is highly debatable. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take l lysine with Amoxicillin?

Is it OK to take l lysine with Amoxicillin?

Yes: Wise to ask to be sure.
L-Lysine is a very benign substance, an amino acid that we get in our diet every day. It's not known to interact with pharmaceuticals except one type- aminoglycoside antibiotics like gentamycin.
But it's perfectly safe to take Lysine with Amoxicillin.
It's also wise to take probiotics, esp. Sacchromyces boulardii.
See https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/lysine ...Read more