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Taurine

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 19, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • 2-Aminoethane Sulfonic Acid
  • 2-Aminoethanesulfonic Acid
  • 2-Aminoethylsulfonic Acid
  • Acid Aminoethanesulfonate
  • Acide Aminoéthylsulfonique
  • Acide Kétoisocaproïque de Taurine
  • Aminoethanesulfonate
  • Aminoéthylsulfonique
  • Bos Taurus
  • L-Taurine
  • Tau
  • Taurina
  • Taurine Ethyl Ester
  • Taurine Ketoisocaproic Acid
  • Éthyl Ester de Taurine

What is this product used for?

Taurine may help the heart and liver work better in some people. It may help lower blood pressure in people with blood pressure problems.

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.

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

    • Heart problems

    • Liver problems

    • Mental problems

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Tiredness

When do I need to call the doctor?

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

  • Signs of low blood pressure. These include feeling dizzy, weak, or tired; fainting; more thirst; or skin that is pale, cool, and clammy.

  • Very bad throwing up

Last Reviewed Date

2022-04-13

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