Re: Anyone with 5HTP knowledge
Check out all the TV adds for prescription drug, they start off by telling us how good they are for us, then they start running off all the bad things they do including death.
If only 10 people out of 1000 died, then the drug must be pretty safe, right!
5-HTP is made by many different company, so the quality may vary from company to company.
This is something to think about, Drug Interaction:
Do not combine 5-HTP with conventional antidepressants (Prozac, Wellbutrin, or Effexor, Buspirone, lithium). May cause anxiety, confusion, increased heart rate, excessive perspiration, and diarrhea or other serious side effects.
Don't take 5-HTP within four weeks of using a MAO inhibitor.
Avoid taking 5-HTP with sedating antihistamines or St John’s Wort; the combination can lead to drowsiness.
Do not take 5-HTP with OTC cold remedies or any medications containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, because anxiety, confusion, or other serious side effects may develop.
Muscle relaxants could cause excessive drowsiness when combined with 5-HTP.
Drowsiness may develop if 5-HTP is taken with a narcotic pain reliever such as codeine or morphine.
Do not combine 5-HTP with levodopa or Mucuna Pruriens. May cause anxiety, confusion, or other adverse reactions.