MENU
ConsumerLab.com Answers

Question:
Can I just stop taking alpha lipoic acid, or do I need to taper down?

Answer:
First, if you take any of the medications with which alpha lipoic acid potentially interacts, stopping alpha lipoic acid may cause you to have to adjust the doses you take of such medications. These medications are discussed in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Alpha Lipoic Acid Review. If you are on one of these medications, you may want to discuss your change in alpha-lipoic acid use with your healthcare practitioner.

In light of the above, and even if you are not taking other medications, it may be best to taper off alpha-lipoic acid, such as cutting to a half-dose for a week before stopping completely — although we are not aware of studies looking at this or other procedures for discontinuing alpha-lipoic acid treatment.

Also see these related CL Answers:



I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug? >>

Do any supplements help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy? >>

Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar? >>



See other recent and popular questions >>
Comments
Add Comment
Be the first to add a comment...

This CL Answer initially posted on 2/7/2017. Last updated 7/25/2017.

Add Comment...

Share your thoughts and comments about this topic in the space below. Please abide by the following rules:
  • If you make a statement of fact, such as whether a type of treatment does or does not work, state your basis -- such as personal experience or a published study.
  • If you make a positive or negative comment about a product, note whether or not you have a financial interest in the product or in a competing product.
  • Please be respectful in your tone.
  • Please do not submit any type of HTML markup or scripting as it will not be accepted.
Comment:

Add Comment...

Share your thoughts and comments about this topic in the space below. Please abide by the following rules:
  • If you make a statement of fact, such as whether a type of treatment does or does not work, state your basis -- such as personal experience or a published study.
  • If you make a positive or negative comment about a product, note whether or not you have a financial interest in the product or in a competing product.
  • Please be respectful in your tone.
  • Please do not submit any type of HTML markup or scripting as it will not be accepted.
Comment:

Edit Comment...

You can modify your comment below. Please be aware the comment will have to approve the changes before they will be shown:
Comment: