Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor - Mechanism of Action - SSRIs Versus 5-HT-Prodrugs - SSRIs Together With 5-HT-Prodrugs

SSRIs Together With 5-HT-Prodrugs

Biosynthetic serotonin is made from tryptophan, an amino acid. In 1989, the Food and Drug Administration made tryptophan available by prescription only, in response to an outbreak of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome caused by impure L-tryptophan supplements sold over-the-counter. With current standards, L-tryptophan is again available over the counter in the US as well as supplement 5-HTP, which is a direct precursor to serotonin.

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