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Old 08-03-2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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Herbal Supplements & The Pill

I have a question, I know that St. Johns Wart interferes with the pill, but what about something like 5-HTP? Has anyone ever heard of this? I need it for my anxiety but I'm just so afraid that it will counteract with the pill. And its kinda new in the states so most doctors I talk to dont know much about it. Anyone here have any info?
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: Herbal Supplements & The Pill

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Originally Posted by Derangea
I have a question, I know that St. Johns Wart interferes with the pill, but what about something like 5-HTP? Has anyone ever heard of this? I need it for my anxiety but I'm just so afraid that it will counteract with the pill. And its kinda new in the states so most doctors I talk to dont know much about it. Anyone here have any info?

There is no way to know for sure. Herbal supplements aren't FDA approved, and are seldom tested for interactions with other medications. There is little research on 5-HTP, let alone research on drug interactions.

 
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