Dosing & Uses
1000-3000 mg/day, divided, or
400 mg per 50 lbs body weight per day
Take with meals
Other Indications & Uses
Oral and topical: Chronic musculoskeletal & joint pain, scars, wrinkles, periodontal disease, wound healing
Oral: Allergies, depression, peptic ulcer, interstitial cystitis, type 2 DM, lung dysfunction, HIV infection
- Insufficient information
Safety and efficacy not established
Frequency Not Defined
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: Unknown; avoid use
Lactation: Unknown; avoid use
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Breakdown product of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO); precursor source of sulfur for cysteine and methionine