Monosodium Glutamate

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Monosodium glutamate
  • INDICATIONS: Food additive, flavor enhancer
  • SYNONYM: N/A
  • CLASS: Food additive
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

BCG Vaccine, MAO inhibitors

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

The US Food & Drug Administration has determined that MSG is a safe food ingredient if used in moderation. Only a very small subset of individuals is allergic to MSG.

The etiologic agent of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.

Our database has 17 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
RESPIRATORY


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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric