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is it safe to take valerian kava at the same time

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 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

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
With caution: Whenever any 2 drugs or herbs are taken that can cause relaxation/sedation there can be an additive effect so you get more sedated than either alone- ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The herbal supplements for anxiety are no more or less safe with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD than without and do not effect the effectiveness of the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not used together: As a matter of fact they should not be used together as there is a drug interaction If used together it can cause dizziness,drowsiness,and difficulty ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends: We are all biologically unique, so just as there is no single best drug for sleep there is no single best herb. Valerian is more popular and safer but ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No single best: Just like there is no best single drug for anxiety, there is no single best herb. We are all unique biochemically and a drug or herb that might work g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Why take them?: Valerian and kava kava are quite ineffective for sleep. Why would you take anything that causes little good and can cause harm?
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The two: Herbal supplements you listed do not contain benzodiazapines. However, i can not vouch for quality control for whatever company sells the supplements ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Insomnia: You have tried many alternatives but have tried psychotherapy to uncover the root causes of your sleep disturbance. If not seek a consultation with a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 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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