5-HTP

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 8/6/2021
Drug Description

What is 5-HTP and how is it used?

5-HTP is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Depression and Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome. 5-HTP may be used alone or with other medications.

5-HTP belongs to a class of drugs called Analgesics, Herbals; Neurology & Psychiatry, Herbals.

It is not known if 5-HTP is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of 5-HTP?

5-HTP may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • severe tingling or numbness,
  • skin rash,
  • bruising,
  • fever,
  • weakness, and
  • muscle pain

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of 5-HTP include:

  • drowsiness,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • heartburn,
  • diarrhea, and
  • loss of interest in sex

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of 5-HTP. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Disclaimer: This homeopathic product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration for safety or efficacy. FDA is not aware of scientific evidence to support homeopathy as effective.

DESCRIPTION

Active Ingredient

5-Hydroxytryptophan 6X, 12X, 30X, 12C, 30C.

Inactive Ingredients:

Demineralized water, 20% Ethanol

Indications & Dosage

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INDICATIONS

To be used according to standard homeopathic indications.**

**These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

To be used according to standard homeopathic indications.**

**These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Directions

Adults and children 5 to 10 drops orally, 1 time daily or as otherwise directed by a health care professional. If symptoms persist, consult your health care professional. Consult a physician for use in children under 12 years of age.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN:

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

HOW SUPPLIED

No information provided.

Dist. by Energique, Inc. 201 Apple Blvd, Woodbine, IA 51579. Revised: N/A

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Do not use if tamper evident seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN:

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

PRECAUTIONS

No information provided.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.
Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.
Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

No information provided. Please refer to the WARNINGS section.

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