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Dosing InformationIn studies, a few different dosing guidelines have been tried for weight loss. However, the best 5-hydroxytryptophan dose (that is both safe and effective) is not known at this time.
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Drug Interactions With 5-Hydroxytryptophan5-hydroxytryptophan may potentially interact with other supplements or medications (see Drug Interactions With 5-Hydroxytryptophan).
Is It Safe?5-hydroxytryptophan may not be safe, although this is a controversial issue. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to 5-hydroxytryptophan. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this supplement 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:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see 5-HTP and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see 5-HTP and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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