|What is this medicine used for?|
5-HTP is a chemical that itself does very little. However, after it is
ingested, the body converts it to serotonin, an important chemical in conditions
such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, pain, appetite, migraines, weight
management, and insomnia/sleep disturbances.
|How does it work?|
The body converts 5-HTP to serotonin (commonly referred to as a
neurotransmitter) which has a direct affect on moods and
|How is it best taken?|
| Take this product with or without food. Take with food if it causes
an upset stomach.
Take this product with a full glass of water.
Take this product at a similar time every
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
| To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and
return to your regular schedule.
Do not take a double dose or extra doses.|
|What are the precautions when taking this
| Check medicines and natural products with healthcare provider. This
natural product may not mix well with other medicines or natural products.
Do not use if you are taking monamine oxidase inhibitors or other
Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines
that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives, tranquilizers,
mood stabilizers, and pain medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
Use with caution if you have diabetes. Talk with healthcare provider.
Use with caution if you have high blood pressure. Talk with
Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicines or
natural products. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you.
This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing;
cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms
Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
| Belly pain and cramps.
Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care,
sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may help.
Diarrhea. Yogurt, Bifidobacterium bifidum
, or Lactobacillus acidophilus
|What should I monitor?|
| Check blood sugar as directed by healthcare provider.
Check blood pressure regularly.|
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
| Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Severe nausea or vomiting.
|How should I store this medicine?|
| Store in original container at room temperature.
Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or
| Nutraceuticals are a type of dietary supplement that provide a
specific amount of a substance that offers possible health benefits.
Nutraceutical products are almost always obtained from plant or
In general, nutraceutical doses are much higher than the amount that
could be obtained from food sources.
These products have the potential to provide significant benefits and
possible risks. Use nutraceuticals with caution if you are taking pharmaceutical
medications (prescription and others), herbs, or other natural products. Always
review for potential nutraceutical-drug, nutraceutical-herb, and
nutraceutical-natural product interactions with your healthcare
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