What is L-Lysine HCL?

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Lysine is a nutritional supplement that is used to improve the utilization of vegetable proteins.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 9 0
Mouth sores (ulcers) 5 0
Cold sore (herpes simplex) 2 0
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Acne breakout 1 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1

Show all 17 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with L-Lysine HCL

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking L-Lysine HCL

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1
500 mg four times daily 1
1,000 mg three times daily 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking L-Lysine HCL

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking L-Lysine HCL

Duration

Currently taking L-Lysine HCL

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking L-Lysine HCL

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for L-Lysine HCL

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2010 (Started Apr 24, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for prevent cancor sores)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The pills are a bit large so if you have trouble swallowing pills this could be a problem, however it is worth it. The bonus to taking them is it helps nails and hair growth.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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