Agmatine is commonly used by mouth for depression, nerve pain, improving athletic performance, and many more conditions. But there is limited scientific research to support any of these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Herniated disc. Early research shows that taking agmatine might decrease pain and increase quality of life in people with nerve pain due to a herniated disc.
- Alcohol use disorder.
- Alzheimer disease.
- Athletic performance.
- Bipolar disorder.
- Nerve pain.
- Parkinson disease.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Diabetes: Agmatine might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use agmatine.
Surgery: Agmatine might lower blood sugar and blood pressure and could interfere with blood sugar and blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop taking agmatine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with AGMATINE
Agmatine might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking agmatine along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with AGMATINE
Using agmatine with drugs that lower blood pressure may increase the effects of these drugs and may lower blood pressure too much.
Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.
Be cautious with this combination
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