Is it safe to take xanax with 5-HTP supplement?
This is a good question and probably one best suited to ask your doctor. The problem is that 5-HTP is a supplement and has no FDA regulations or much research to know what interactions there may be.
On this 5-HTP fact sheet , this is said about possible precautions: "5-HTP can increase the effect of tranquilizing drugs and can impair the ability to drive an automobile."
You might want to also read my article about 5-HTP for more information.
I would definitely consult with your doctor on this. Most doctors nowadays are familiar with the use of supplements.
Thank you for your question.
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