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Brand Names: GlutaSolve, NutreStore, SYMPT-X G.I., SYMPT-X Glutamine

Generic Name: glutamine (Pronunciation: GLOO ta meen)

What is glutamine (GlutaSolve, NutreStore, SYMPT-X G.I., SYMPT-X Glutamine)?

Glutamine is an amino acid that affect the processes of growth and function of cells in the stomach and intestines.

Glutamine is a medical food product that is used to supplement dietary sources of glutamine, to treat a glutamine deficiency, or to treat a loss of glutamine caused by injury or illness.

Glutamine is also used in combination with human growth hormone to treat short bowel syndrome.

Glutamine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of glutamine (GlutaSolve, NutreStore, SYMPT-X G.I., SYMPT-X Glutamine)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain;
  • hearing problems; or
  • signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, mouth sores, unusual weakness.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, gas;
  • dry mouth, runny nose;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • muscle or joint pain, back pain;
  • headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
  • mild skin rash or itching; or
  • increased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about glutamine (GlutaSolve, NutreStore, SYMPT-X G.I., SYMPT-X Glutamine)?

Before you take glutamine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.

The number of times per day you take glutamine depends on the reason you are using it. Always follow your doctor's instructions.

Take glutamine oral powder with a meal or snack unless directed otherwise.

Take glutamine tablets on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using glutamine.

Do not pour dry glutamine powder directly into a tube feeding formula. Always mix the powder with water and infuse it directly into the feeding tube using a syringe.

Glutamine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet, tube feedings, and IV fluids. It is very important to follow the diet and medication plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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