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Does GABA or Tryptophan interact with Lithium?

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Dr. Shubham Mehta


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Mental Health
Question: Hello, I take 600mg of lithium daily and am currently slowly coming off Remeron which is OK with my psychiatrist as I have had horrendous side effects. I am wondering if it would be safe to take GABA or Tryptophan with these. I'm feeling a little anxious. Thank you for your help.
Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Gaba is safe

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concern.

Gaba is a safe anti anxiety alternative as it has minimum drug interactions. You can take it along with lithium safely. But please keep your doctor informed about this.

All the best.
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