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Effexor XR and 5-HTP

I have just started on Effexor XR for the treatment of SAD, with final dosing schedule of 3-37.5 mg once a day.

Am also considering taking 50-100mg 5-HTP supplement in addition to my Effexor dose. (information from http://www.brainplace.com/bp/supplements/default.asp)

Are there any know contra interactions between the 5-HTP supplement and Effexor XR?
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The supplement you mentioned is basically serotonin.  Effexor also increases serotonin in the brain, so they both are doing the same thing, but in different ways. It should not be a problem, but you can also increase the dose of effexor to get the same result...ask your doctor about that.
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