Tryptophan - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Tryptophan

Generic Name : Tryptophan
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Tryptophan are provided here.
Pronunciation : TRIP-toe-fan
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Tryptophan, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Nutriceutical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tryptophan

India : 


International : 

Tryptan, Aminomine

Why is Tryptophan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nutriceutical agent, prescribed for depression along with other medications.  It is an essential amino acid in human diet needed for normal growth.

When should Tryptophan not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Tryptophan?

Adult: PO- As L-tryptophan: The recommended dose is 1 g 3 times/day. Max: 6 g/day.

How should Tryptophan be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tryptophan?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, elderly, suicidal thoughts, depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.

What are the side effects of Tryptophan?

Nausea, headache, lightheadedness, drowsiness and eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome.

What are the other precautions for Tryptophan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Tryptophan?

Store it at room temperature.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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