L-Lysine is commonly prescribed for cold sores which is a herpes breakout and treated by L-lysine. Cold sores often form around the lip area when someone has been sick with a cold. Cold Sores are usually caused from the herpes virus that you contract in your weakened state. L-lysine acts as an inhibitor for the herpes virus.
Absolute Pharmacy uses FDA guidelines when we mix the ingredients for L-lysine. This drug is an amino acid, and contributes to protein and enzyme synthesis. L-lysine has an effect on cellular absorption, regulation, and utilization of calcium.
The data available currently shows that L-lysine supplements act in conjunction with exercise. Consumption of normal high-protein foods should be adequate to meet increased dietary needs induced by high-intensity exercise.
It can be taken orally, and L-lysine does not objectively improve the healing of cold sores, but supplementation may decrease recurrences or improve symptomatic complaints in certain individuals. Cold sores can often dry up and go away on their own. The purpose of this product is to prevent them from lingering or returning after the current outbreak has healed up.
L-Lysine is also prescribed for Shingles. This is an outbreak of a rash that is very painful to touch. It is localized to one specific area and not all over the body. It often appears on the side of the face or one side of the body. You will often see advertisements that tell you shingles is a residual virus that lays dormant in your body and may not appear until many years after you’ve recovered from chicken pox. In some people it never appears while for others who experience stress and the aging process it will activate this virus in your body. If you get close to someone with a Shingles outbreak they’re not contagious because you can’t catch it from someone else.
When you use L-Lysine Injection it can cause symptoms such as: diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. If you already have problems with your kidney’s you should not take this drug as it can have some adverse effects your pre-existing condition.
Lysine is considered to be safe for most people when taken by mouth in the doctor’s prescribed dosage for up to one year, or when it is applied to the skin for a short-term.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you need to be aware about the safety of taking lysine. You should stay on the safe side and avoid use of this product.
There is a report that kidney disease can be linked with taking lysine. If someone you know has been diagnosed with kidney disease, have them check with their healthcare provider before taking lysine.
If someone has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, Lysine shouldn’t be prescribed because it can cause calcium absorption.
Children shouldn’t use Lysine, because it has some of the same side effects on them—cramps and diarrhea.
Beware, as you age, your body may not tolerate this drug so when talking to your doctor make sure you find out its side effects and take it only as your doctor prescribes.