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5-Hydroxytryptophan

Also known as Somnicin

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (INN), is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed 5-hydroxytryptophan to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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