Dosing InformationA safe and effective dose has not yet been established. Be sure to follow the specific instructions on your particular tyrosine product.
(Click Tyrosine Dosage for more information.)
Side EffectsAlthough it is a "natural" product, it can still cause side effects. Some of the more commonly reported side effects include:
(Click Tyrosine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsTyrosine can interact with a few medications (see Tyrosine Drug Interactions).
Is Tyrosine Safe?Some people may be more likely than others to experience problems with this supplement. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
- Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid)
- Graves' disease
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Tyrosine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Tyrosine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Safety of Tyrosine for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)