5-HTP vs Clonazepam

5-HTP
(OTC)
Clonazepam
(Rx)
5-HTP is an alternative medication.
Clonazepam is an epilepsy medication and an anxiety medication (link kb-display="Benzodiazepines"benzodiazepine/link).
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
4.7
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
September 10, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
103,054 Discussions
122,188 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Insomnia
#4 for Weight Loss
5-HTP is approved for Depression and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Seizures
#7 for Panic
#9 for RLS
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for GAD
#12 for Restlessness
#13 for Shaking
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for OCD
#17 for Panic Disorder
#18 for Spasms
Clonazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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5-H
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Serotonin Syndrome
6
Drowsiness
3
Dizziness
2
Euphoria
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Grogginess
1
Nightmares
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
Clo
Euphoria
4
Weight Gain
3
Weakness
3
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Apathy
1
Hair Loss
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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5-HTP
5-H
Clonazepam
Clo
Withdrawal Symptoms
5-H
Clo
8
0
Serotonin Syndrome
5-H
Clo
6
0
Drowsiness
5-H
Clo
3
0
Dizziness
5-H
Clo
2
0
Euphoria
5-H
Clo
2
4
Vivid Dreams
5-H
Clo
2
1
Grogginess
5-H
Clo
1
0
Nightmares
5-H
Clo
1
1
Seizures
5-H
Clo
1
0
Palpitations
5-H
Clo
1
0
Euphoria
Clo
5-H
4
2
Weight Gain
Clo
5-H
3
0
Weakness
Clo
5-H
3
0
Weight Loss
Clo
5-H
1
0
Nightmares
Clo
5-H
1
1
Dry Mouth
Clo
5-H
1
0
Impotence
Clo
5-H
1
0
Apathy
Clo
5-H
1
0
Hair Loss
Clo
5-H
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Clo
5-H
1
2
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between 5-HTP and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 100 mg
Tablet: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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5-Hydroxytryptophan
Clonazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between 5-HTP and Clonazepam: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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