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Glutamine

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 4, 2021.

What are other common names?

  • (S)-2,5-Diamino-5-Oxopentanoic Acid
  • Alanyl-L-Glutamine Dipeptide
  • Gin
  • GLN
  • Glutamate
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glutamic Acid HCl
  • Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride
  • Glutaminate
  • Glutamine Ethyl Ester
  • Glutamine Ethyl Ester HCl
  • Glutamine Methyl Ester
  • Glutamine Peptides
  • L-Glutamic Acid
  • L-Glutamic Acid 5-Amide
  • L-Glutamic Acid HCl
  • L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride
  • L-Glutamine
  • Levoglutamide
  • Levoglutamine
  • N-Acetyl-L-Glutamine

What is this product used for?

Glutamine is an amino acid found in foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, beans, and dairy. It may help with digestion and very bad bowel problems.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product

  • Take extra care if you are taking the drug lactulose.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Kidney problems

    • Liver problems

    • Cancer

    • Reye syndrome

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Stomach cramps

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Cough

  • Hard stools

  • Dry mouth

  • Increased gas

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Signs of an inflamed pancreas. These include bad abdominal pain, bad back pain, upset stomach, or throwing up.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad belly pain

  • Very bad loose stools

  • Very bad headache

  • Chest pain

  • Throwing up blood, or blood in your stools or dark, tarry colored stools

Last Reviewed Date

2021-05-14

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