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s-adenosylmethionine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking s-adenosylmethionine ()?

Before taking s-adenosylmethionine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. S-adenosylmethionine may not be recommended in some situations.

Talk to your doctor before taking s-adenosylmethionine if you are taking anti-depressant medications. Do not stop or adjust your dose of anti-depressant medication without first talking to your doctor.

There is no information available regarding the use of s-adenosylmethionine by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.

How should I take s-adenosylmethionine ()?

If you choose to take s-adenosylmethionine, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets and powder) of s-adenosylmethionine at the same time, unless specifically directed to do so by a health care professional.

Store s-adenosylmethionine as directed on the package. In general, s-adenosylmethionine should be protected from light and moisture and stored in a sealed container.

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