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Can I Take 5 Htp With Effexor
Bad idea!: This combo has a fairly high risk for a very bad problem known as serotonin syndrome. Talk to your Dr. Don't start to take them on your own but if they've been prescribed and you've already started, don't just stop cold turkey. Get to a Dr as soon as possible to help correct this. ...Read more
Yes : You may safely take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
YES: 5-htp (hydroxy-tryptophan) is a precursor for the Amino Acid tryptophan typically taken at bedtime for sleep. Usually 1 or 2 50 mg capsules is sufficient as 50 mg of 5-htp is equivalent to 500 mg tryptophan. However, too much 5-htp can have the opposite effect and cause increased restlessness. In re: prilosec, base powder (e.g., tri-sals) may be used as a natural alternative used for reflux. ...Read more
Caution: These medicines are both from the same drug family. Please talk with the doctor who is prescribing this medicine to you. As long as the medications are closely followed by the doctor, then the risk of having a bad drug-drug interaction will be very low. Take care ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Yes: No interaction, read the labels carefully, always ask when on multiple medications, there some web sites for drug-drug and drug-food interactions that can help you too. Best wishes ...Read more
At low dose Celexa (citalopram) : Management: given the risk of dose-dependent qt prolongation, citalopram dosage should not exceed 20 mg/day when prescribed in combination with cyp450 2c19 inhibitors such as cimetidine, esomeprazole, etravirine, felbamate, fluconazole, lansoprazole, letrozole, modafinil, omeprazole, oxcarbazepine, ticlopidine, and voriconazole. www.drugs.com. ...Read more
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