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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Why not clonazepam: Later in the day, closer to bedtime? Especially if you are sleepy in the daytime? Clonazepam is a good sedative, more potent than valerian root. I d ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Very good question: Valerian contains ~150 different compounds, ; many haven't been thoroughly investigated. When people take 600mg valerian capsules, elimination half-li ... Read More
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Dr. David Reid
46 years experience Psychiatry
Likely OK: I'm not aware of any problems starting Clonazepam in this context as people in my experience take these together not infrequently.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sedatives ...: Possibly safe. Whenever I'm asked about "natural" supplements (unless they're professional grade brands - such as Thorne) keep in mind that they're no ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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These meds treat: anxiety & panic disorder, not Bipolar Dz.They are controlled substances due to their high addiction potential. You are surely physically dependant ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Make sure the valerian root is of high quality.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Used as hypnotic-why anyone in their right mind would put this in their body escapes me. If you can't sleep try a warm glass of milk or a warm bath. T ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Valerian: It can sooth anxiety and help doze off to sleep, but be careful if u r on other medications at same time, due to drug interactions. Best to consult yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
18 years experience Psychiatry
Herbals & zopiclone: Always review any meds or supplements with your prescribing doctor. In general, valerian and/or melatonin are safe herbal remedies. Melatonin should n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Careful: The problem with herbals is the unpredictability of the concentration of active ingredients. You will have to follow the instructions in the package i ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Valerian hydroxizine: Both produce drowsiness so its really not a good idea.

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