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Should I let my doctor know I’m taking lysine?

It is a good idea to consult a doctor before taking LLysine. The supplement can be harmful for some people with certain types of illnesses or in excessive dose. LLysine may not be recommended to women who are pregnant, expect to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding an infant. LLysine also can interact with some other medications and supplements and may not be the best treatment for a given medical condition.

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