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is it safe to take l theanine with antidepressants

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes. There are no contraindications.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, safe: The medications you mentioned are all safe to take together. Same with the B complex. However, as always, be careful when taking supplements because t ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
No drug is without: ...some side effect to balance its benefit. That being said, we can more accurately address your concern if you share what longstanding antidepressant ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: All the current antidepressants have been associated with increased jitteriness in the baby, increased chances of baby going to intensive care unit be ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine) ,L-Theanine: I admire you for your concern for Health. Prozac is for Depression and Anxiety. It can have side effects of anxiety and depression. L-Theanine is foun ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hoffman
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine.com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: In general, l-carnitine is safe up to 2000mg/day. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16901595 it helps transfer long-chain fatty acids as acyl-carnit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Inositol isn't: readily absorbed, and is more a prebiotic. So, it can be taken anytime. Also, l-theanine is for issues related to post traumatic stress disorder, and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: checker noted no interactions between zoloft (sertraline) & L-theanine. However, there is never a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. T ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: I couldn't find any interactions between holy basil and wellbutrin (bupropion). But you also need to know that there aren't enough research studies t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Rector
28 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: L- Theanine affects primarily the neurotransmitter GABA while Zoloft (sertraline) affects primarily Serotonin. There should not be much interaction. ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem ... But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline) & Valerian: Valerian may enhance sedating activity in the sertraline (zoloft), making you sleepy, so i wouldn't recommend it. Valerian and sertraline are metabol ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience Cardiology
Yes but monitor BP: Arginine may lower blood pressure because it is a building block of nitric oxide, which helps blood vessels to relax. If you react strongly to it you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and there is no drug interaction between 5htp and levothyroxin.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glyco ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: In general, not a good idea to take herbal supplments w/prescription medications
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Likely Safe: There has not been any studies showing any safety concerns with these two medicines. They should be safe to take together. It is important to stop bot ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Should be safe: It should be safe to take these two together. L-theanine is known to interact with other medicines however, such as medicine for blood pressure and s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Es, but...: Everything in moderation is best.
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Unknown: I cannot find any research suggesting any potential interactions between lepidium meyenii (Maca) and fluoxetine or any other medications. Its pharmaco ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.: Both passionflower and Sam-e are used for depression and anxiety. I would suggest that you try one before you add the other. Using both does not mean ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Check here for list of medications that it may react with: http://www.rxlist.com/theanine-page3/supplements.htm#Interactions
A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: in general usually it's safe to combine these two

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