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Glutathione

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 24, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • Gamma-Glutamylcysteinylglycine
  • Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinylglycine
  • Glutathion
  • GSH
  • L-Glutathion
  • L-Glutathione

What is this product used for?

Glutathione is used by some people as medicine. Science does not support the use of this product for any health problem.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • Avoid beer, wine, and mixed drinks (alcohol) while taking this product.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Liver problems

    • Cancer

    • Asthma (if inhaling glutathione mist)

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Stomach cramps

  • Increased gas

  • Skin becomes red and hot, or flushed

  • Weight gain

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Cough, constricted airway, and difficulty breathing after inhaling the mist of liquid glutathione through a nebulizer

Last Reviewed Date

2021-05-14

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