5-HTP vs Melatonin

5-HTP
(OTC)
Melatonin
(OTC)
5-HTP is an alternative medication.
Melatonin is a sleep medication and an alternative medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
5.0
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.2
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
102,943 Discussions
270,514 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 Insomnia
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Autism
Melatonin is approved for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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5-H
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Serotonin Syndrome
5
Drowsiness
2
Dizziness
1
Euphoria
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Grogginess
1
Nightmares
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
Mel
Grogginess
4
Drowsiness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Headaches
3
Nightmares
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Restlessness
2
Hangover
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Compare concerns
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5-HTP
5-H
Melatonin
Mel
Withdrawal Symptoms
5-H
Mel
6
3
Serotonin Syndrome
5-H
Mel
5
0
Drowsiness
5-H
Mel
2
3
Dizziness
5-H
Mel
1
0
Euphoria
5-H
Mel
1
0
Vivid Dreams
5-H
Mel
1
2
Grogginess
5-H
Mel
1
4
Nightmares
5-H
Mel
1
2
Seizures
5-H
Mel
1
0
Palpitations
5-H
Mel
1
0
Grogginess
Mel
5-H
4
1
Drowsiness
Mel
5-H
3
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mel
5-H
3
6
Headaches
Mel
5-H
3
0
Nightmares
Mel
5-H
2
1
Vivid Dreams
Mel
5-H
2
1
Restlessness
Mel
5-H
2
0
Hangover
Mel
5-H
2
0
Weight Gain
Mel
5-H
2
0
Weight Loss
Mel
5-H
1
0
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between 5-HTP and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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5-Hydroxytryptophan
Melatonin, Calcium Phosphate/Melatonin, Melatonin/Pyridoxine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between 5-HTP and Melatonin: 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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