People with kidney and liver failure should exercise caution in using supplemental glutamine.Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.
Glutamine is generally well tolerated. The following rare side effects have been reported: mania in people suffering from bipolar disorder.
Anticonvulsants: Theoretically glutamine, which is metabolised to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, might antagonise the anticonvulsant effects of medicines taken for epilepsy, use with caution. Lactulose: Theoretically glutamine might antagonise the anti-ammonia effects of lactulose. Chemotherapy: Glutamine may alter the pharmacokinetics of chemotherapeutic drugs, although clinical trials have not demonstrated reduced efficacy. Diabetics: Diabetics should be careful when using glutamine as a larger percentage of glutamine is broken down to glucose due to abnormal diabetic glutamine metabolism.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should only use glutamine under the supervision of a medical practitioner.