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A 23-year-old female asked:

I take 1 mg clonazepam and 1 mg ativan (lorazepam) in the morning for anxiety.today i wantedto try adding rhodiola rosea, are there any interactions with the herb?

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Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 18 years experience
Possibly: Clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan) are benzodiazepines, the former broken down by liver enzyme CYP3A4. Some data suggests that Rhodeola rosea impairs the function of such liver enzymes, so for a given dose of clonazepam a person might end up getting a higher blood level as if she had taken a higher dose. Rhodeola could be helpful so best to discuss with the prescribing provider.
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