Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to glutamine. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you:
- Have severe liver disease, such as liver failure
- Have bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- Have seizures or epilepsy
- Are allergic or sensitive to MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- Have any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Glutamine and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Glutamine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Safety of Glutamine for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
It is not known exactly what to expect from a glutamine overdose. The body can break down glutamine into ammonia, which can cause problems at high levels. If you think you may have taken too much glutamine, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Glutamine Overdose for more information.)
Refer to the label of your individual product for information on how to best store it. Keep glutamine and all other medications or supplements out of the reach of children.