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What are the risks of taking cycloserine?

Some people who use cycloserine have been known to develop problems related to the central nervous system (that is, your brain and network of nerves). These problems may be mild (such as a headache) or severe (such as convulsions). There have been reports of cycloserine users who developed congestive heart failure, a weakening of the body's ability to pump blood. However, that has mostly occurred in people taking very high doses of cycloserine. Some evidence also suggests that taking this drug could cause or worsen liver damage.

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