• rjw40 rjw40
    March 11, 2010
    Xanax & 5-HTP
    rjw40 rjw40
    March 11, 2010

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

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2010
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2010

    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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