Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 28, 2020.
What are other common names?
- Crystalline DMSO
- Dimethyl Sulfone MSM
- Methyl Sulfone
- Methyl Sulfonyl Methane
- Methyl Sulphonyl Methane
- Méthyle Sulfonyle Méthane
- Méthyle Sulphonyle Méthane
- Sulfone de Diméthyle MSM
- Sulfone de Méthyle
- Sulfonyl Sulfur
What is this product used for?
Methylsulfonylmethane is also called MSM. It is used by some people to help with pain, especially from arthritis. Others use it to help with an upset stomach or decrease muscle damage caused by exercise. Some people believe it helps to boost the immune system, fight infections, or help with allergies. It may also be used by some people to help fight skin conditions or hemorrhoids.
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.
Do not use this if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.
Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.
What should I watch for?
Bloating or indigestion
Itching or worsening of allergy stymptoms
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 loose stools
Very bad headache
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