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Tryptan Side Effects

Generic Name: tryptophan

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tryptophan. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tryptan.

Applies to tryptophan: oral capsule, oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, tryptophan (the active ingredient contained in Tryptan) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Symptoms of overdose:

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking tryptophan, get emergency help immediately:

  • Agitation
  • confusion
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • overactive reflexes
  • poor coordination
  • restlessness
  • shivering
  • sweating
  • talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  • trembling or shaking
  • twitching
  • vomiting

Minor Side Effects

Some tryptophan side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

  • Dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea

It is possible that some side effects of Tryptan may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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