Creatine

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: N-(aminoiminomethyl)-N methyl glycine; N-amidinosarcosine
  • INDICATIONS: Improve exercise performance, increase muscle mass, heart failure, neuromuscular disease, cholesterol-lowering, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac surgery (IV)
  • SYNONYM: None
  • CLASS: Food supplement
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Creatine is found primarily in skeletal muscle (95%), also in heart, brain, testes and other tissues. The body synthesizes 1 to 2 grams of creatine a day.

Creatine use is widespread among amateur and professional athletes including, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, John Elway and others. Americans use more than 4 million kilograms of creatine each year.

Our database has 14 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
RENAL
OCULAR
OTHER


Page last updated 02/07/2014

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric