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Glutamine Brand names, Glutamine Analogs

Glutamine Brand Names Mixture

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Glutamine Chemical_Formula


Glutamine RX_link

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Glutamine fda sheet

Glutamine msds (material safety sheet)

Glutamine Synthesis Reference

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Glutamine Molecular Weight

146.146 g/mol

Glutamine Melting Point

185 oC

Glutamine H2O Solubility

Slight (0.1-1%)

Glutamine State


Glutamine LogP


Glutamine Dosage Forms

Capsules, powder, tablets

Glutamine Indication

Used for nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance.

Glutamine Pharmacology

Like other amino acids, glutamine is biochemically important as a constituent of proteins. Glutamine is also crucial in nitrogen metabolism. Ammonia (formed by nitrogen fixation) is assimilated into organic compounds by converting glutamic acid to glutamine. The enzyme which accomplishes this is called glutamine synthetase. Glutamine can then be used as a nitrogen donor in the biosynthesis of many compounds, including other amino acids, purines, and pyrimidines.

Glutamine Absorption

Absorption is efficient and occurs by an active transport mechanism

Glutamine side effects and Toxicity

Doses of L-glutamine up to 21 grams daily appear to be well tolerated. Reported adverse reactions are mainly gastrointestinal and not common. They include constipation and bloating. There is one older report of two hypomanic patients whose manic symptoms were exacerbated following the use of 2 to 4 grams daily of L-glutamine. The symptoms resolved when the L-glutamine was stopped. These patients were not rechallenged, nor are there any other reports of this nature.

Glutamine Patient Information

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Glutamine Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals