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I was recently told to take 5-htp for anxiety. I was wondering if that interferes with Birth Control Pills? I am currently taking Apri birth control. Thank you.

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I am not able to find evidence that 5-htp would interfere with birth control pills.  However, before taking it, I would read the following http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-794-5-HTP.aspx?activeIn from Web MD, a respected medical site.

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Norman Solberg

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