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La Mesa, CA
A 27-year-old male asked:

I am taking l-tyrosine during the day and 5-htp at night. are these two supplements addictive? or any serious side effects? thank you very much!!!

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
No, they are not: addictive. They are both related to amino acids, components of protein, and are not drugs per se. If you take a very high dose, you could get something called "serotonin syndrome", but not if you are taking a standard dose.
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