Brand Names : Alti-Tryptophan, Tryptophan
Proper Use of This Medicine
a low-protein, carbohydrate-rich meal or snack to prevent an upset stomach.
Dosing - The dose of L-tryptophan will be different
for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or
the directions on the label
. The following information includes only
the average doses of L-tryptophan. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The number of capsules or tablets that you take depends on the strength
of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each
day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine
depend on the medical problem for which you are taking L-tryptophan
dosage forms (capsules or tablets):
For mental depression:
Adults - 8 to 12 grams per day, given in 3 to 4 equally divided
Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, it is not
necessary to make up the missed dose. Skip the missed dose and continue with
your next scheduled dose. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store the capsule or tablet form of this medicine in the bathroom,
near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause
the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.