The body can metabolize L-glutamine into glutamate, an excitatory brain chemical. This could make seizure medications less effective and may increase the risk of seizures. If you take a seizure medication, check with your healthcare provider before taking L-glutamine.
Final Thoughts on L-Glutamine Drug Interactions
It is possible that not every drug interaction with L-glutamine was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the L-glutamine interactions that may apply to your specific situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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