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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lysine ()?
Before taking lysine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have liver or kidney disease, or certain other medical conditions or allergies.
Do not take lysine without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether lysine will be harmful to an unborn baby.
Do not take lysine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is not known whether lysine will be harmful to a nursing infant.
How should I take lysine ()?
Lysine has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of this product may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Some marketed herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
If you choose to take lysine, use it exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.
Store lysine at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture.
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