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Thyroid And Gaba
Can someone who takes diabetes & high cholesterol medicines along with thyroid medicine & prozac (fluoxetine) take gaba?
Medicines: You should only take medicines prescribed by your doctors. As the list of prescribed meds grows talk to your primary doctor and see which meds you can do without. I have seen patients with 20-30 prescribed meds and work my way down to dramatically reduce the number of meds. ...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
Can ligand gated ion channels such as GABA be opened or manipulated through other means other than ligands?
No: No ligands can't be manipulated it has a mechanism of action , . ...Read more