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Usually no: They can be taken together but why do you need them in the first place, depending on age which you do not provide. ...Read more
Do GABA drugs always work for everyone? Mainly benzodiazepines and the z drugs. Ambien 5mg with lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg combo isn't. What similar meds could work?
Eval 1st, med 2nd: What "works, " depends on clinical need. For instance, you'd have to assess why there's a sleep disturbance in the first place. These have many possible causes, and applicable medicines & other treatments would change accordingly. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist who can help you with your individual situation and concerns. If needed, a formal sleep study can be done also. Good luck. ...Read more
No, not exactly: While structurally related to the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, theanine only has weak affinity for the glutamate receptor on postsynaptic cells. rather, its primary effect seems to increase the overall level of the brain inhibitory transmitter gaba. Source:en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/theanine. ...Read more
Anti-convulsant: Some drugs that are used to treat seizures are GABA reuptake inhibitors. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and has an anti-seizure effect. These drugs reduce the reuptake of GABA into neurons and glia thereby increasing the amount of GABA available to interact with GABA receptors. ...Read more
Drug interactions: Taking klonopin, (clonazepam) Gabapentin and effector at the same time may increase the side effects of drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. It is important to check with your physician or pharmacist for the dosage and times that are appropriate to take your medicine. ...Read more
Maybe not...: Gaba is not an fda-approved medication, so it is not known for sure what effects and side effects gaba has. Since some people say gaba has neuro-psychiatric effects, it is probably not a good idea to be on gaba and prescription medication for anxiety, such as benzodiazepines, at the same time. ...Read more