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Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Melatonin . . .: this is perfectly fine for you to try at night. Your real question pertains to potential drug interactions. Drug interactions are both studied and rec ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Surprisingly, maybe: The dose used on the scalp is at least the same milligram number as the usual oral dose. while it generally doesn't get it, with irritated or scratche ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Have not been proven: 5-htp, or 5-hydroxytryptophan, is a dietary supplement. It is a precursor to molecules that regulate mood and sleep. 5-htp is purported to be benefici ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
5 HTP: is a natural supplement used to help w/depression. Peace and good health.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Anti-depressants: Several medications such as maois and over the counter anti-depressants like st. John's wort can be affected by 5-htp.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
37 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Where as feverfew need to be avoided with ssris due to effects on platelets, & 5htp need to be avoided with ssris, due to an increased risk of seraton ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What for?: Neither of these things is going to solve any of your health issues. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably safe but...: There's no research on this but it's probably safe to take these together, in fact I'd expect a synergistic benefit. SAMe appears to increase serotoni ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO: They accentuate each other. Speak to a physician before starting either one. Exercise may be better.

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