Table 5

Adverse events

Glutamine (n=54)Placebo (n=52)
Overall00
Abdominal pain1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
Bloating1 (1.9)1 (1.9)
Hepatotoxicity* 00
Renal toxicity 00
Serious adverse event‡00
  • *Hepatotoxicity-elevation in aminotransferase levels>1.5 times the upper limit of the normal range.

  • †Renal toxicity-serum creatinine >2.5 mg/dL.

  • ‡Serious adverse events were defined as those that were fatal or life-threatening, required hospitalisation or resulted in a medically significant event that necessitated medical or surgical intervention.