Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
Lecithin is a phospholipid found in egg yolks, organ meats, nuts, and spinach. It contains phosphatidylcholine, which contains choline which is a precursor to acetylcholine. Lecithin also increases omega-6 fatty acid levels.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Use Cautiously in:
Pregnancy and lactation (when using amounts greater than found in foods).
Derm: skin reactions (in soy and egg allergic patients)
GI: diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
PO (Adults) Hypercholesterolemia –20–30 g/day. Athletic performance –3.6 g twice daily. Tardive dyskinesia– 20–50 g/day. Mania– 10 mg three times daily. Dementia– 1.2–45 g/day.
Lab Test Considerations:
Monitor liver function tests prior to and periodically during therapy.
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