What is DL-Phenylalanine?

Category: Supplements

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See also: D-Phenylanamine

DL-Phenylalanine is marketed as a nutritional supplement for its reported analgesic and antidepressant activities.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 7 3
General health 5 1
Increase effect of another treatment 4 1
Fatigue 2 2
Anxious mood 1 1
Bipolar Disorder 1 0

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with DL-Phenylalanine

Side effect Patients
Migraine headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking DL-Phenylalanine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Other 4
Expense 1
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Duration

Stopped taking DL-Phenylalanine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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There are no evaluations for DL-Phenylalanine.