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5-hydroxytryptophan

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Tin, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
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    5-HTP [100MG] Had a chat with a pharmacist today, mainly to see if there was anything else mum could take to help with the restless nights, recommended 5-HTP. claims it shouldn't have no effect on the 15mg Mirtazapine, of course I will talk to gp before we try this, but you know how long that takes, booking a call back etc, etc. So in meantime thought I'd see if anyone here has tried/heard of this? I have googled it, does look hopeful, but there is a lot of info to read.
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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  3. Tin

    Tin Registered User

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  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    Not being licensed does not mean it is ineffective or harmful, being licensed means that the particular compound has been assessed and is of standard formulation.
     
  5. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
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    Thanks Nitram, got a call booked with gp tomorrow. Its all such a minefield, pleased there are people like you to answer any queries.
     

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