A 49-year-old female asked:
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stopped zoloft and starting 5htp. is this a good alternative and what are the side effects if any?

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not equal: Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant and antianxiety medication. %-HT is a protein based supplement You can add 5HT to your current mediciation..
Answered on Jan 23, 2017
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