5-HTP

Dosing Information

In studies, a few different 5-HTP dosing guidelines have been tried for weight loss. However, the best dose -- one that is both safe and effective -- is not known at this time.
 
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Are There Side Effects?

A few side effects have been reported with 5-HTP, including:
 
(Click 5-HTP Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

5-HTP may interact with other supplements or medications (see 5-HTP Drug Interactions).
 

Is 5-HTP Safe?

5-HTP may not be safe, although this is a controversial issue. Some people may be more likely to experience problems with it than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
 
  • Down syndrome
  • Any other chronic disease or health problem
  • Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click 5-HTP Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
 
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