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Is L-arginine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy
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L-arginine is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. While L-arginine has been used to treat high blood pressure in pregnant women, several clinical trials have shown that taking L-arginine while pregnant may be risky. If you are pregnant or nursing, be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks versus benefits of taking using L-arginine during this time.

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