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If I am pregnant, is it safe to take tryptophan?

Do not take tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan) if you're pregnant. It can cause serious breathing problems for your fetus.

Tryptophan was linked to the outbreak of a serious neurological condition that led to a number of deaths in 1989. It was temporarily banned. Although it is once again available, it is still considered possibly unsafe.

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