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Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Avoid: Not sure about how well n-acetyl-l-tyrosine is absorbed and metablized in the body. However, the base component, tyrosine is an Amino Acid that is in the precursor pathway for Dopamine production. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in certain parts of the brain. Prozac (fluoxetine) and ssris have been shown to impact Dopamine levels. So, I am not sure what effect they would have in combination. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and Prozac (fluoxetine) at the same time? If yes, what should be the maximum dosage of both?

Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and Prozac (fluoxetine) at the same time? If yes, what should be the maximum dosage of both?

Yes: Tyrosine can interact with a class of antidepressants known as maois. Prozac (fluoxetine) is in a different class of antidepressants, known as ssris, which are not known to interact with tyrosine.

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/549424-can-l-tyrosine-be-used-with-prozac/#ixzz2nflswtg0. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

Are there any dangers in taking l-tyrosine supplements or acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements along with Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily?

No, but use w/ care: L-tyrosine and acetyl-l-tyrosine supplements are used to improve mood and memory by some persons. They should not be used in combo w/ maoi's as there is a risk of hypertensive crisis. There shouldn't be any major drug interaction w/ prozac (fluoxetine). Acetyl-l-tyrosine has better absorption ; bioavailability so u may need a lower dose of it compared to l-tyrosine. However, use caution and consult your dr. ...Read more

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L tyrosine, has anyone ever used this for depression and how efective?

L tyrosine, has anyone ever used this for depression and how efective?

Not optimal: It is not a standard treatment and falls in the category of alternative medicine, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not necessarily a good thing either. It can increase anxiety. If your depression is severe enough to affect your functioning (work, relationships. Etc.) or cause significant distress, see a mental health professional for an assessment and develop a meaningful treatment plan. ...Read more

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May a product containing l-tyrosine, zinc and b-6 be used in combination with one another containing magnesium as an additional ingredient?

May a product containing l-tyrosine, zinc and b-6 be used in combination with one another containing magnesium as an additional ingredient?

Sure: These are all safe. I hope they help, though i'd urge you not to expect any clear benefit. This is the mix that's offered as an upper respiratory infection remedy, correct? ...Read more

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Can you od on l. Tyrosine?

Can you od on l. Tyrosine?

Yes but rare: L- tyrosine is an amino acid (building blocks of protein), that is not considered essential because the body can make it from other Amino Acids like phenylalanine. It is part of the production chain of many neurotransmiter (substances that transmit the message from nerve cell) and also important in the production of melanin which gives us our. Od rarely reported but should not be taken in large am. ...Read more

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Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Is l-tyrosine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: In recommended doses, it should be very safe to use during pregnancy. It is one of the Amino Acids normally found in proteins. ...Read more

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Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Does l-tyrosine help with hypothyroidism?

Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles. Com/? The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...Read more

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Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

Do l-tyrosine supplements contain tyramine?

They shouldn't if...: There is good quality control but the tyrosine can be metabolized in the body to tyramine by a process called decarboxylation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to supplement with acetyl-l-tyrosine?

Yes: It is a naturally occurring protein in the body and is used for a wide range of conditions including phenylketonuria, adhd, ed, narcolepsy, pms, chronic fatigue etc. ...Read more

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What's the safe dose for l-tyrosine in pregnancy?

Do not take!: No dose or studies as of now show safety in preganancy. Pts with pku have been studied but the results are sketchy! ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for hypothyroidism?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

How much l tyrosine should I take for thyroid safely a day?

No need for extra: The treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement of thyroid hormone; there is no reason to take other supplements such as tyrosine the hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can I take l-tyrosine as I am on 150mg of sertraline daily?

Yes...but: Careful not to take too much. Watch for signs of serotoneric syndrome (confusion, elevated heart rate and temperature, and muscle stiffness.) ...Read more

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What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

What is L-tyrosine? Is it a good supplement to improve alertness?

Maybe: A few studies have shown that if you are under significant stress it may help alertness. Otherwise no. It is not an essential amino acid. Your body can make it from another amino acid, so unlikely you are deficient in it. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-tyrosine and ritalin (methylphenidate) together?

L-tyrosine: No, because we don't know the long term effects if tyrosine on your body and what effect the combination may have. ...Read more

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Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?

Just started taking l-tyrosine 500mg every three days. Is it effective in fighting against depression?

Probably not: Tyrosine is a naturally occuring Amino Acid and a precursor for several brain chemicals including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. However, pushing the dose of tyrosine mostly affects the body, not the brain, and no convincing studies suggest it has a major benefit for depression. ...Read more

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How much time does it take L-Tyrosine to begin to have an effect taking it everyday? Does it takes a while like an antidepressant?

Depends: It needs to be absorbed. It needs to be converted by Tyrosine Hydorxylase to L-Dopa. If you have iron deficiency the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase may not work (iron is a co-factor for this enzyme) This is how Iron deficiency leads to Restless Leg Syndrome (Its called Ekbom Syndrome if due to iron deficiency) Another couple of enzymes have to come into play to produce nor-epinephrine and / or 5HT. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dosage of l-tyrosine?

There is none: Tyrosine is a precursor of ldopa which make dopamine. It should only be used as part of a balanced program to resort the neurotransmitters and should be guided by a knowlegable doctor who manages patients with neurotransmitter problems. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Different: These are Amino Acids that the body uises in ver specific ways. Unbalanced use of these Amino Acid have the ability to do far more harm than good. They really should only be managed by physicians who are fully aware of how to use them properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 5-htp and l-tyrosine together?

5-htp/L-tyrosine: 5-htp raises serotonin levels, while l-tyrosine elevates Dopamine & adrenaline levels. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take L-arginine with l tyrosine?

Yes: They are both amino acids that your body can utilize. ...Read more

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