Applies to glutamine: oral capsule, oral packet, oral powder, oral powder for solution, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, glutamine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking glutamine:
Some side effects of glutamine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to glutamine: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet
Cardiovascular side effects have included chest pain (19%) and vascular disorder (11%).
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea (13% to 31%), vomiting (11% to 19%), abdominal pain (11% to 25%), tenesmus (6% to 33%), flatulence (22% to 25%), hemorrhoids (6% to 11%), dry mouth (6% to 11%), pancreatitis (6% to 11%), constipation (11%), aggravated Crohn's disease (11%), gastric ulcer (11%), and gastrointestinal fistula (11%).
Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain (6% to 11%), arthralgia (31% to 44%), and myalgia (11% to 13%).
Respiratory side effects have included rhinitis (7% to 19%), laryngitis (11%), and pharyngitis (11%).
Psychiatric side effects have included depression (11% to 22%).
Other side effects have included peripheral edema (11% to 81%), facial edema (44% to 50%), generalized edema (13%), enlarged abdomen (11%), pain (6% to 19%), vascular disorder (11%), female breast pain (6% to 11%), vaginal fungal infection (11%), increased sweating (13%) and ear or hearing symptoms (13%).
Immunologic side effects have included fever (6% to 22%), chills (11%), malaise (13%), flu-like disorder (6% to 11%), viral or bacterial infection (6% to 19%), sepsis (6% to 20%), and moniliasis (13%).
Metabolic side effects have included dehydration (11% to 19%), and thirst (11%).
Dermatologic side effects have included rash (7% to 11%) and skin and appendage disorders (11% to 13%).
Local side effects have included injection site pain and/or injection site reaction (11% to 31%).
Central nervous system side effects have included dizziness (6% to 13%), hypoesthesia (6% to 11%), insomnia (11%) and headache (6% to 11%).
Genitourinary side effects have included pyelonephritis (11%) and renal calculus (11%).
Hepatic side effects have included abnormal hepatic function (11%).
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Glutamine