Last update Aug. 12, 2014


Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Aminoacid used in the DL form to treat paracetamol intoxications. Also found in combination with other aminoacids in parenteral nutrition fluids.


We do not have alternatives for Dl-Methioninum.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Dl-Methioninum is also known as


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dl-Methioninum in its composition:

  • Dertrase™. Contains other elements than Dl-Methioninum in its composition
  • Metiofitina™. Contains other elements than Dl-Methioninum in its composition
  • Pilopeptan Woman™. Contains other elements than Dl-Methioninum in its composition
  • Quadevit (Квадевит)™. Contains other elements than Dl-Methioninum in its composition


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 149 daltons


  1. AESAN. Informe del Comité Científico de la Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN) sobre condiciones de uso de determinadas sustancias distintas de vitaminas, minerales y plantas para ser empleadas en complementos alimenticios - 1. Revista del comité científico nº 17. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  2. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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