A 35-year-old male asked:
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is it ok to take 300mg gastrodin twice a day from life extension along with 0.5 mg as needed ativan (lorazepam) script? i read gastrodin increases gaba.

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Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
Should be: Unfortunately dietary supplements are regulated as a food and not a drug - so you can't really trust the dosage on the label from most brands. As such, it's hard to say whether there will be an interaction or not. I can say that lorazepam increases the activity of the GABA system, so I'm unsure why you'd need both? Hope that helps!
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
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