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Can antidepressants and dietary supplements be taken together?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

On the supplement and the medication.
Some should not be taken together, others should only be taken together with close supervision. For instance, most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (a kind of antidepressant) should generally not be taken with 5-htp. That said, when supervised by a physician who is familiar with this, it can occasionally be helpful.

In brief: Depends

On the supplement and the medication.
Some should not be taken together, others should only be taken together with close supervision. For instance, most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (a kind of antidepressant) should generally not be taken with 5-htp. That said, when supervised by a physician who is familiar with this, it can occasionally be helpful.
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Dr. Nicholas Martin
Vitamin B-6 and Niacin should be taken with serotonin uptake inhibitors, since both of them are associated with formation of neurotransmitters and ATP which are necessary for a quick recovery.
Dr. Nicholas Martin
forgot to add that the B-6 should be in the form of pyridoxaI-5-phosphate, and vitamin B-3 needs vitamin C 500mg BID to prevent elevation of uric acid in those who elevate on B-3
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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