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Is It Effective?

Taking glutathione orally is probably not effective for any use, as it is not absorbed well when taken by mouth (although more studies are necessary to confirm this). However, taking it intravenously (by IV) may be effective for some uses (see Does Glutathione Work? for more information).

Dosing Information

The best doses of glutathione have not been established. Studies have used varying doses, depending on the condition being treated and how it is administered (by mouth, intramuscular injection, IV, or inhalation).
(Click Glutathione Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Glutathione

Currently, there are no well-documented side effects.
(Click Glutathione Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Glutathione can potentially interact with a few medications (see Glutathione Drug Interactions).

Safety of Glutathione

Reasonable doses are probably safe for most people, especially if high-quality supplements are used (as these supplements are less likely to be contaminated or have other problems). Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to glutathione. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this supplement if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Glutathione Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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