A 31-year-old male asked:

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
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See previous answer: Same response i gave regarding citalopram and l-try..
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Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Provided original answer
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
Psychiatry 28 years experience
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.
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