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tryptophan - oral (cont.)

HOW TO USE: If your doctor has prescribed this medication, take it by mouth with a meal or snack, usually 3 to 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Taking this medication with food helps reduce side effects such as nausea.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may adjust your dose to find the best dose for you. Do not take this medication more often, increase your dose, or stop taking it without first consulting your doctor. Your condition will not improve faster and your risk of side effects will increase.If your doctor has prescribed this medication, use it regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.If you are using tryptophan as a dietary supplement, take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product for any mental/mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder. Your condition may require medical attention or prescribed medication.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: muscle stiffness/spasms, severe muscle aches/pain, unusual/inappropriate sexual urges, shakiness (tremor), unusual weakness.This product may rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome. The risk increases when tryptophan is taken with certain other drugs such as lithium, tramadol, triptans used to treat migraine headaches (such as sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), antidepressants including MAOIs, TCAs, SSRIs (such as citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine), and NSRIs (such as duloxetine, venlafaxine), or a certain drug to treat obesity (sibutramine). Before taking this product, tell your doctor if you take any of these medications. Serotonin syndrome may be more likely when you start taking any of these medications or when you increase the dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms:This product may rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome. The risk increases when tryptophan is taken with certain other drugs such as lithium, tramadol, triptans used to treat migraine headaches (such as sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), antidepressants including MAOIs, TCAs, SSRIs (such as citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine), and NSRIs (such as duloxetine, venlafaxine), or a certain drug to treat obesity (sibutramine). Before taking this product, tell your doctor if you take any of these medications. Serotonin syndrome may be more likely when you start taking any of these medications or when you increase the dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, loss of coordination/difficulty walking, high fever, sweating, mental/mood changes (such as strange thoughts, unusual excitement, extreme anxiety, confusion), severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitchy muscles.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.



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