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would it be o.k. to try a medication I saw at a health food

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would it be o.k. to try a medication I saw at a health food store for irritable bowel with Serotonin in it.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much:

It is likely that the supplement at the health food store contain natural precursor for serotonin such as tryptophan or the alike. So, you can try using it, but if you experience any worsening of symptoms, I suggest that you stop and follow-up with your doctor for closer evaluation.
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