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can i take a certain mg of 5-htp with lexapro (escitalopram) 15 mg?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Triptan & SSRI: Hi, it can be taken with caution, as combo might increase the risk of Serotonin syndrome.
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
5-HTP/Lexapro: Not good idea since both raise Serotonin.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
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