Individuals who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder should consult with their healthcare professional prior to using GABA. Caution should also be used when combining GABA supplements with prescription medications that may affect levels of neurotransmitters or neurotransmitter pathways. These medications include antidepressants, antianxiety drugs, MAO inhibitors, SSRI's, barbiturates, etc. Talk to your doctor about potential interactions with your medications before starting a regimen including GABA.
Side effects of GABA may include a general tingling sensation, itching, shortness or rapidness of breath, and there have been some reports (especially when too much GABA is taken) of an increase in anxiety (which is usually the opposite of the effect one is looking for from GABA). If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse reactions, please see your healthcare professional immediately. Each individual may react differently to any product or supplement. We always recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional prior to considering the use of GABA or any supplement.*