A 31-year-old male asked:
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are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

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Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
See previous answer: Same response i gave regarding citalopram and l-try..
Answered on Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
40 years experience Psychiatry
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What is your goal? Never add anything without discussing with your Dr. A risk albeit slim of a Serotonergic Syndrome,discuss with your Psychiatrist, be aware of the signs and symptoms. He / She can explain the difference between signs and symptoms. Also discuss all Dx's & Rx,Escitalopram vs Citalopram, all treatment options especially therapy should be included. Therapist-MD talk essential!
Feb 17, 2014
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
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