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Normal consumption of lecithin (through food) is safe for most people. Medicinal use also appears to be safe in many circumstances. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to this supplement. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking lecithin medicinally if you:
- Have any chronic or severe medical condition
- Have any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lecithin and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Lecithin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Lecithin Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of this supplement. If you think you or someone else may have taken too much lecithin, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Lecithin Overdose for more information.)
Refer to the label of your individual product for information on how to best store lecithin supplements. Keep all medications and supplements out of the reach of children.