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What are some precautions about taking choline?

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Choline is an essential nutrient that helps cells and nerves work right. Tell your doctor about any supplements you’re taking. Choline may:

  • Give you side effects like sweating, upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. You also may smell “fishy.”
  • Interact with drugs like methotrexate, which helps people with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis.

From: Choline WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Choline."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Choline."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Choline."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Choline."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Choline."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Choline."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

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