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Tryptophan

Also known as Somnicin, Nephramine, Trophamine, Travasol 10, Hepatasol, Prosol, Premasol, Aminosyn 7%, Sulfite-Free, Aminosyn Ii 3.5% In 5% Dextrose, and Aminosyn Ii 4.25% In 10% Dextrose

Tryptophan (IUPAC-IUBMB abbreviation: Trp or W; IUPAC abbreviation: L-Trp or D-Trp; sold for medical use as Tryptan) is one of the 22 standard amino acids and an essential amino acid in the human diet. It is encoded in the standard genetic code as the codon UGG. Only the L-stereoisomer of tryptophan is used in structural or enzyme proteins, but the D-stereoisomer is occasionally found in naturally produced peptides (for example, the marine venom peptide contryphan). The distinguishing structural characteristic of tryptophan is that it contains an indole functional group. It is an essential amino acid, as demonstrated by its growth effects on rats.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed tryptophan to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take tryptophan if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

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