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Ornithine is used to reduce fatigue, improve wound healing and athletic performance and to treat end stage cirrhosis (chronic liver disease).

How it works

Ornithine is an amino acid that belongs to the class of medications called as nutritional supplements. It works by increasing the efficiency of energy consumption and promoting the excretion of ammonia. It is also known to increase human growth hormone levels. 

Common side effects

Allergic reaction


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Expert advice

  • Always take ornithine before bedtime and on empty stomach.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic reactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to ornithine or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)