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can you mix valerian root with alcohol

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
38 years experience Dentistry
No.: Valerian is used for sleeping disorders, restlessness and anxiety, and as a muscle relaxant. Valerian is also used traditionally to treat gastrointest ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Izabella Gokhman
Specializes in Psychiatry
Alcohol: No doubts, alcohol is by far more dangerous.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends.: All the above are potentially toxic to the liver in high doses and long term use. Valerian use is generally safe in the short term and both Ativan (l ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
No worries....: There are no reported dangerous interactions for this combo when used as directed. I hope you find relief and can be weaned from pain medication ASAP.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
See below.: It's great you decided to try less addictive ways to reduce your anxiety. Chamomile is probably the safest tea to help you relax. You may want to drin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
21 years experience Holistic Medicine
Mostly: If you are not taking other medications and use proper doses, these may be safe. Both are sedating and can cause reactions or possible allergy. Vale ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
For what purpose?: If you are using it daily for stress reduction or as a sleep aid, it is probably more useful to figure out why you are having these problems. Then yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
44 years experience Psychiatry
Orally: But you'll probably need to take a sleeping pill with it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Acutane: Has been associated causatively with ulceraive colitis. Valerian root is a mild sedative, usually used to help sleep. I would not advise this combinat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: But the valerian root is worthless and a waste of your money. Who knows what harm it could to to you? Don't get your medical information from friends, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Valerian root: As we dont know the long term effects of valerian root, i would not advise it for your child.

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