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Is it safe to take 5 htp on 10mg aripiprazole
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 11 months ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. Currently there is no listed interaction effect of 5-HTP and Abilify, but theoretically 5-HTP could increase the blood levels of Abilify so before you do add 5-HTP to your regimen I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. Most likely there will be no issues and this is safe since you are not taking a high dose of the Abilify, but I am not aware of how sensitive you are to the Abilify nor if you have any other psychiatric or medical concerns.