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Doctor insights on: 5 Htp Interactions

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Any interaction between 5-htp and welbutrin?

Any interaction between 5-htp and welbutrin?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): 5htp is otc not fda approved believed to increase serotonin, wellbutrin (bupropion) predominantly increases dopamine, not much interaction but you can never be sure. ...Read more

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I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?

I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?

St. John's Wort may: Decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome; and may interact with some foods. These interactions may mimic anxiety/panic attacks. Consult prescriber regarding all medications and supplements to determine what is best for your situation. Best regards for good health and well-being. ...Read more

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Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Surprisingly, maybe: The dose used on the scalp is at least the same milligram number as the usual oral dose. While it generally doesn't get it, with irritated or scratched scalp I wouldn't rule it out. AND if it gets in, the blood pressure will drop and this can cause palpitations. 5ht, and valerian interact through seratonin but aren't likely to give much serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?

Tegretol/Lamictal: Those 2 do have a moderate interaction. This combination may cause restlessness, seizures, tremors, slurred speech, staggering walk, and feeling light-headed or fainting. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. ...Read more

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Does 5=htp work?

Does 5=htp work?

Yes: 5-htp can help boost brain serotonin levels. Usual doses are 50-100 mg about three times a day. ...Read more

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What are the effects of 5-htp pills?

What are the effects of 5-htp pills?

Multiple: 5-htp dietary supplements help raise serotonin levels in the brain. Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, 5-htp may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation. ...Read more

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Can I take 50 mg of 5-HTP with 10 mg nortryptilene?

5 HTP: Not advisable. You should consult with your prescribing doctor about medication changes. ...Read more

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How long does it take 5 htp to get out of your system?

Well...: Since it is normally present, it won't get out of the body. The body would make more. Assuming you've actually found some and the label is correct and taken it and it has gotten in in amounts that are noticeably higher than normally present.... it is cleared fairly rapidly like an amino acid and likely not even one day. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about 5-htp? Is it effective.. Are their risks or concerns?

What can you tell me about 5-htp? Is it effective.. Are their risks or concerns?

Not recommended: This is an intermediate substance in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and melatonin.
Studies have been inconclusive regarding safety and efficacy, and may serotonin-increasing meds are already widely used, such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, etc, and these drugs have an enormous amount of usage success.
See your doctor for further evaluation of mood disturbance. ...Read more

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I have been taking Effexore XR 75 for about ten years now and I am going through a difficult time in my life now; have no drive. Can I take 5 HTP too?

I have been taking Effexore XR 75 for about ten years now and I am going through a difficult time in my life now; have no drive. Can I take 5 HTP too?

Need professional Rx: 5HTP has side effects, some of which are serious. If you are not scurrectly seeing a mental health professional, you need a referral to see one. Whether cognitive therapy or new medicines or a combination is needed, management needs to be directed by a physician experienced in the area ...Read more

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What happens if I smoke k2 while taking 5-htp?

You will see Darwin: K2 has emerged as a seriously dangerous illicit drug. I strongly recommend against using K2. We have seen too many people develop severe reactions and abnormal behaviors on K2 for which they are criminally responsible for. Nancy was right on this one. Just say no. ...Read more

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What are 5-htp supplements used for?

What are 5-htp supplements used for?

Depression: This is a precursor to serotonin. Taking 5-htp is a way to try to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Medicines like Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) attempt to do the same thing by stopping the body from breaking down the serotonin that's already there. The medicines work by a "less out" method. 5-htp works by a "more in" method. More scientific evidence is needed to determine how well it works. ...Read more

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Is 5 htp an alternative for ssri antidepressants?

Is 5 htp an alternative for ssri antidepressants?

5HTP vs SSRI's: People are intrigued with 5-htp because it can be decarboxylated to serotonin, a neurotransmitter with many important functions. There are some studies suggesting it can help with depression, especially combined with l-tyrosine. 5htp can certainly cause GI distress like ssri's can. However, there isn't enough evidence to say it equals ssri antidepressants in treating depression. 200-300mg/day. ...Read more

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What can interact with 5-htp?

Anti-depressants: Several medications such as maois and over the counter anti-depressants like st. John's wort can be affected by 5-htp. ...Read more

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Can you take feverfew and 5 htp together?

Can you take feverfew and 5 htp together?

Yes: Where as feverfew need to be avoided with ssris due to effects on platelets, & 5htp need to be avoided with ssris, due to an increased risk of seratonin syndrome, (too much seratonin in the system) there appear to be no interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take Sam-e and 5-HTP together?

Is it ok if I take Sam-e and 5-HTP together?

Probably safe but...: There's no research on this but it's probably safe to take these together, in fact I'd expect a synergistic benefit. SAMe appears to increase serotonin levels; 5-HTP does that too so theoretically one might raise serotonin too much, but this is unlikely unless very high doses are taken. I would not start both together but take one for at least 3 weeks, then add the other, starting with low doses. ...Read more

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Can I take st. Johns wort and 5-htp together?

NO: They accentuate each other. Speak to a physician before starting either one. Exercise may be better. ...Read more