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Doctor insights on: 5 Htp Warnings And Recalls

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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What can interact with 5-htp?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I was recently taking 5-HTP, 50mg, 2x a day for about 2 weeks. I stopped 3 days ago and wonder if it would be ok to start again on SSRI this weekend?

I was recently taking 5-HTP, 50mg, 2x a day for about 2 weeks. I stopped 3 days ago and wonder if it would be ok to start again on SSRI this weekend?

Unknown: There has never been a case of serotonergic syndrome in humans reported with combined use. Mice are not so lucky Unfortunately a formal study has not been undertaken in humans. I'd wait another week just to be on the safe side.

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Can 5 HTP help burn the fat?

Can 5 HTP help burn the fat?

Fat burners of: Any kind are minimally helpful. I have not seen that % HTP helps burn fat. Green Tea and its extract called EGCG does but again, minimally. Lifestyle changes are essential and helpful. See "Disease Proof" book by Katz. Pease and good health.

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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.

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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.

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Is 5-htp and l-tyrosine the same or different?

Is 5-htp and l-tyrosine the same or different?

Different: 5htp is a precursor of serotonin, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. L-tyrosine is a precursor of the dopaminergic neurotransmitters Epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are stimulatory neurotransmitters. Although both 5htp and l-tyrosine may act as anti-depressants, they act in completely different ways. 5htp is best taken at bedtime; l-tyrosine should be taken in the am or during the day.

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Can I take 5 htp for caffeine induced anxiety?

Can I take 5 htp for caffeine induced anxiety?

Stop the caffeine: If the anxiety is caused by caffeine, it is best to stop using it. 5 htp is not a quick onset supplement for anxiety. It has to be taken daily and will gradually build up to a therapeutic level in your body which can take weeks. If you are prone to anxiety, it is best just to stay away from the caffeine. If you are having serious physical symptoms from the caffeine. You should see a doctor.