Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds
“Serotonin syndrome,” a serious but uncommon condition caused by excessive amounts of serotonin, has not been reported to result from supplementation with L-tryptophan, but it can be triggered by combining L-tryptophan with drugs that increase serotonin activity (such as certain antidepressants and certain drugs used to treat migraines).157, 158 Also, it is conceivable that L-tryptophan would increase the toxicity of St. John's wort.
Interactions with Medicines
Certain medicines interact with this supplement.
What Are Drug Interactions
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The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, click a medicine and click through to "More about" or refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
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