Theramine is a medical food used to treat chronic back pain and inflammation. A medical food is defined under the Orphan Drug Act as a food formulated specifically for the dietary management of a disease or condition, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A doctor must supervise its use.
Theramine does not have the serious side effects associated with NSAIDs, such as gastrointestinal bleeding or hypertension, according to Drugs.com. It is a natural medication containing amino acids, nutrients and botanicals, reports Targeted Medical Pharma. Studies show Theramine significantly reduces pain and inflammation better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, states Drugs.com.