What should I know about amino acid injections?

Amino acid injections are a prescription nutritional supplement given to infants who aren't able to digest and absorb amino acids found in breast milk and baby formulas. Amino acid injections are given to adults who have gastrointestinal or digestive tract disorders that prevent the natural absorption of amino acids from foods.

Before using amino acid injections, it's important to know that if you have congestive heart failure, edema (fluid buildup), liver or kidney disease, certain digestive disorders, bleeding disorders or aluminum allergies, you may not be able to tolerate certain amino acid solutions. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while receiving amino acid injection treatment, tell your doctor right away. It's also important to discuss the risks of breastfeeding while receiving amino acid injections.

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