Xanax & 5-htp

Question

Asked by rjw40

Xanax & 5-htp

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

Answer

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.