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Can I safely use Kavinace for better sleep? Ive had severe…

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Can I safely use...

Can I safely use Kavinace for better sleep?

Doctor's Assistant: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?

Ive had severe problems sleeping more or less since last summer. Back then I had problems both falling asleep and waking uo really early. It has improved, I fall asleep but still doesnt get as many hours as I would need. I have got mirtazapin and melatonin. Last night I took a Kavinace and have slept so much better.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

My sleep issues are worse during my monthly period. It may be hormons as well involved.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 4 months ago
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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 4 months ago

Hi! Kavinance contains a chemical called 5 HTP, which can interact with your Mirtazapine. You can use these together, but you should be aware that there is a risk of developing a treatable, but potentially serious condition called serotonin syndrome. You should monitor yourself and get to a doctor if you have the following symptoms: sweating, increased body temperature, agitation, tremor, muscle rigidity, and diarrhea.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
This one contains B6 plus Taurine and 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid HCI. Is any of that 5-htp?
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 4 months ago

Oh sorry for the confusion! I thought you were using the Kavinance Ultra PM product. Regular Kavinance does not contain 5 HTP, so you are good. No problems with your current medicines.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 4 months ago
Hi! How is everything going with the Kavinance? Haven’t heard back from you since my last reply:).
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