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Thursday, March 11, 2010 rjw40, Community Member, asks

Q: Xanax & 5-HTP

Is it safe to take xanax with 5-HTP supplement?

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Merely Me, Health Guide
3/11/10 2:17pm

Hi there


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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By rjw40, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/05/12, First Published: 03/11/10