Lysine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Herpes simplex Treatment: 3,000-9,000/day in divided doses. Prevention: 500-1,500 mg/day. Dietary supplementation 500-1,000 mg/day.
Dosage Details
Oral
Dietary supplement
Adult: 500-1,000 mg/day.

Oral
Treatment and prophylaxis of herpes simplex
Adult: To treat symptoms: 3,000-9,000 mg/day in divided doses. To prevent recurrences: 500-1,500 mg/day.
Special Precautions
Patients with CV diseases or elevated cholesterol levels.
Adverse Reactions
Rarely associated with interstitial nephritis.
Drug Interactions
Reduced levels or potential lysine deficiency with high doses of arginine.
Action
Description: Lysine is an essential amino acid for normal growth and development. It plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy, which helps to lower cholesterol. It reduces the availability of arginine in herpes virus-infected cells resulting in slower viral replication. It also helps in the absorption of calcium.
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