Lysine is an amino acid that is used to treat cold sores and other complications caused by herpes virus. It has to be taken in the form of diet supplements. It is usually administered orally and in some cases it can be applied directly on the skin.
If the drug is taken in very high doses it may lead to complications like nausea, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, kidney failure. However, the occurrence of these complications is extremely rare.
Additionally, this drug increases the absorption of calcium into the body. Thus, you should avoid taking any additional calcium supplements with. This may increase the concentration of calcium in the body above what is required and can lead to health complications.
This drug is use to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?In case of pregnancy, you must consult the doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?No information available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult with your doctor before taking it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Lysine is one of the essential amino acid used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Lysine requirement are met by red meats, eggs, soy, beans, cheese and fish. It is required for growth and tissue repair that works on prevent HSV growth by stopping arginine from binding.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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