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is it safe to take l-tyrosine and prozac (fluoxetine) at the same time? if yes, what should be the maximum dosage of both?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Tyrosine can interact with a class of antidepressants known as maois. Prozac (fluoxetine) is in a different class of antidepressants, known as ssris, which are not known to interact with tyrosine. http://www.livestrong.com/article/549424-can-l-tyrosine-be-used-with-prozac/#ixzz2nflswtg0.
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Wasting your money: Who told you this is a good idea? Tyrosine is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine, which IS an essential amino acid. All taking exogenous tyrosine does is reduce your requirement for phenylalanine. Any excess of either amino acid is burned as fuel or excreted. Don’t enrich the hucksters who make and sell the tyrosine.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018

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