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Lecithin

Generic Name: lecithin (LEH sih thin)
Brand Name: Lecithin-Softgels, Lecithin Natural, Soya Lecithin
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Drug Information:
Lecithin is a fat that can be found in many foods like soybeans and egg yolks. It is also known as Egg Lecithin, Lecitina, Ovolecithin, Soy Lecithin, Soy Phospholipid, Soybean Lecithin, Vegilecithin, Vitellin, Vitelline, and other names. Lecithin has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating liver disease. Lecithin has also been used to treat gallbladder disease, dementia related to Alzheimer's disease, age related loss of memory, and head injuries. However, research has shown that lecithin may not be effective in treating these conditions. Learn more

Lecithin Side Effects

Lecithin Side Effects

Applies to lecithin: compounding granule, compounding liquid, compounding paste, oral capsule

Warning

Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, lecithin is thought to be likely safe for most people.

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain or fullness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Lecithin (www.drugs.com/mtm/lecithin.html).