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What should I avoid while taking lysine?

When taking lysine, be careful not to take too much. Excessive doses may cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. In animal studies, high levels of lysine have been shown to cause gallstones and high cholesterol. If you take other medicines and supplements, be aware of the potential for side effects and interactions. Also, if you take arginine, be aware that high doses of that supplement may lower the levels of lysine in your body.

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