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Can phenylalanine interact with other drugs?

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It can cause tardive dyskinesia if you're taking antipsychotic medicines.

If you take it with certain antidepressants, it could lead to:

Phenylalanine might also:

It can also change the way your body breaks down other drugs and supplements. If you're taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) drug, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you use it.

  • Hypomania
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Keep high blood drugs pressure from working like they should
  • Make sedatives more powerful

SOURCES:

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Phenylalanine."

AltCareDex, "Phenylalanine."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vitiligo."

March of Dimes: "PKU (Phenylketonuria)."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Phenylalanine."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Phenylalanine."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Phenylalanine."

AltCareDex, "Phenylalanine."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vitiligo."

March of Dimes: "PKU (Phenylketonuria)."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Phenylalanine."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Phenylalanine."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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