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First timer questions.

#1
Hello, I just took two 300 mg capsules of SJW last night. I've read all about serotonin syndrome and how you can't eat certain things or consume panax ginseng(like in a energy drink). Seeing as how i've only done a relatively low dose of SJW once, is this truly of any concern?
 

LilysDad

Regular Member
#2
No, you will be just fine. I have not heard about the panax ginseng part, but I don't think food should be a problem at all. Even if SJW inhibits MAO (which has never been proven) it would be very mild at best. I have never had any interactions, and that has been at higher doses over a decent length of time. You have nothing to be worried about.
 

kelly

Administrator
Staff member
#3
Hey Dr. Plank,

The only time you have to worry about serotonin syndrome is when you're taking another antidepressant... typically, something a doctor prescribed for you. If you're not taking two different antidepressants at the same time, you have nothing to worry about.

I don't think there's any problem taking ginseng, shouldn't have any impact on serotonin at all.

Kelly
 
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