Adenosine monophosphate (AMP) is one of 3 forms of adenosine present in human cells. It has been used to treat shingles and nerve pain. It can be taken as a pill or powder or injected into muscle by a healthcare provider.


There are no advised doses for AMP.

What Research Shows

There is not enough data to support that AMP is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

Not enough studies have been done to say whether AMP is safe to use.


Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.



Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 03/2019
  • Update Date: 03/02/2019