A 43-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

can any doc explain why can't you take an ssri medication with a similar serotonin-boosting medication, like 5-htp?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Serotonin syndrome: google is your friend: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946
Answered on Aug 15, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Serotonin antagonist: Cyproheptadine blocks receptors for serotonin, histamine, and acetylcholine. In my experience it is THE BEST treatment for akathisia. There are a hand ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
SSRIs: They are Serotonin reuptake inhibitors, raising serotonin level.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would need more info: SSRI's are not the only medications that can increase serotonin level. It would depend on what the other medications are.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety: Meds may have a place in helping you but you need more direct treatment for your anxiety. Please see a clinical psychologist who can teach you strate ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month