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    Is it safe to mix effexor with dl-phenylalanine?
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    ShonnyGreen posted:
    I've been doing a lot of research in a quest to determine if it is safe to combine dl-phenylalanine with the snri (effexor) that I am prescribed.[br>[br>In my search over the past few days I have come across a variety of answers, and I'm just hoping someone could explain why or why not it is safe. The people that have said it isn't safe haven't given any scientific reasoning, while I have read that as long as it is not a mao inhibitor (which effexor is not) it is safe.[br>[br>Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Jeune1 responded:
    Hi there.

    I think you should ask your health care provider (whoever wrote the script for Effexor). Whether or not it is safe to combine meds/supplements depends in part on your individual health history. That may be why you're seeing conflicting information. There may also not be any studies on whether it is safe. Your provider might know and be able to point you to them.

    Let us know what you find out!
     
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    Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
    Venlafaxine/effexor and is not an maoi looks like you have done some research too i don't think it would be dangerous but am not an expert on ph-alanine... the bigger question is why take ph-alanine? do you have some data suggesting it would help to make it worth the risk?


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