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is it safe to take melatonin with ssris

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Luvox (fluvoxamine) doesn't directly "act on" melatonin. Instead, it inhibits the enzyme [cyp 1a2] which helps break melatonin down in your body. Thi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
No: Its a ssri that's been around a while. No "healthier" than any of the others.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Luvox (fluvoxamine): You're referring to luvox (fluvoxamine)'s ability to inhibit the liver enzyme cyp1a2, which is needed to process both caffeine and melatonin. Both o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Does not matter: Timing is not important but this med is usually dosed in the morning.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that h ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is relatively safe
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Ther should be no interactions between those medications.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Melatonin use: Typically melatonin is used to assist in sleep. When you take it in relation to the work out is important. IF it starts working quickly you will feel ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Here's an article: That may clear up the confusion ( or not) : http://www.Endocrine-abstracts.Org/ea/0026/ea0026p394.Htm. My understanding is that people who have hypoth ... Read More
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