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can l tyrosine be used with prozac

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
23 years experience Clinical Genetics
Avoid: Not sure about how well n-acetyl-l-tyrosine is absorbed and metablized in the body. However, the base component, tyrosine is an Amino Acid that is in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Tyrosine can interact with a class of antidepressants known as maois. Prozac (fluoxetine) is in a different class of antidepressants, known as ssris, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
See previous answer: Same response i gave regarding citalopram and l-try..
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tyrosine: It has been used for depression, but not as replacement for antidepressants.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not optimal: It is not a standard treatment and falls in the category of alternative medicine, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not necessarily a good thi ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: These are all safe. I hope they help, though i'd urge you not to expect any clear benefit. This is the mix that's offered as an upper respiratory infe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes but rare: L- tyrosine is an amino acid(building blocks of protein), that is not considered essential because the body can make it from other Amino Acids like ph ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: You may be referring to , however, levothyroxine which is the treatment for hypothyroidism. L-tyrosine is an Amino Acid which the body uses to make p ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is no problem with taking this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation.
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