Possible Interactions with: Glutamine
   

Possible Interactions with: Glutamine
Also listed as: L-glutamine
 

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use glutamine supplements without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Cancer Therapy
Glutamine may increase the effectiveness and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy treatments with doxorubicin, methotrexate, and 5-fluorouracil in people with colon cancer. Similarly, preliminary studies suggest that glutamine supplements may prevent nerve damage associated with a medication called paclitaxel, used for breast and other types of cancers.

However, test tube studies suggest that glutamine may actually stimulate growth of tumors. Much more research is needed before it is known whether it is safe to use glutamine if you have cancer.


Drug Interactions
Doxorubicin

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