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.
Contraindicated in patients with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- As L-tryptophan: The recommended dose is 1 g 3 times/day. Max: 6 g/day.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.
• 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.
Nausea, headache, lightheadedness, drowsiness and eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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