Taurine can be used for a variety of conditions. Taurine is available as a supplement and is found in many energy drinks which help with mental performance.
Taurine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks for protein. Taurine is a conditional amino acid, which means it can be produced by the body.
The side effects are unknown.
Taurine is used congestive heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, alcoholism, seizure disorder, improving mental performance, and many other uses.
Taurine has not been proven effective for all of the uses listed above. Taurine may be used for other conditions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of Taurine
The side effects of taurine are unknown.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
No drug interactions have been determined. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Special precautions & warnings:
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using taurine if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to become pregnant.