Brand name(s): NutreStore
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use glutamine, the risks of taking it must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For glutamine, the following should be considered:
Allergies-Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to glutamine. Also tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy-Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals.
Breast-feeding-It is not known whether glutamine passes into human breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children-Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of glutamine in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults-Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of glutamine in the elderly with use in other age groups. However, elderly patients are more likely to be sensitive requiring the need for dosage adjustment.Other medical problems-The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of glutamine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Liver disease-May be worsened by glutamine.
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