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Known interactions between the following drugs: L-tryptophan, Luvox

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Tryptophan in L-tryptophan may interact with FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE in Luvox
Currently, tryptophan is not recommended for use as a dietary supplement. In the body, tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which is a neurotramsmitter (a natural chemical that carries signals between nerve cells) that affects appetite, mood, and sleep. To treat depression, fluvoxamine blocks the action of an enzyme that breaks down serotonin. As a result, serotonin levels in the body increase and depression is relieved. However, taking tryptophanwith fluvoxamine may raise serotonin levels too much, increasing the risk of developing serotonin syndrome, a rare but potentially dangerous condition. Early symptoms of serotonin syndrome may include confusion, fever, hallucinations, nausea, or trembling - especially in the feet and legs. If it is not controlled, serotonin syndrome may result in coma, seizures, and death. Tryptophan is not recommended for use - especially while fluvoxamine is taken. Discuss this potential interaction with your healthcare provider at your next appointment, or sooner if you think you are having problems.

This interaction is well-documented and is considered moderate in severity.


(Note: Not all drug interactions are known or reported in the literature, and new drug interactions are continually being reported. This information is provided only for your education and for you to discuss with your personal healthcare provider.)

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