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A 37-year-old male asked:

Is valerian safe to take with zoloft (sertraline)? anxiety is very bad at night and i don't want to take ativan every night for fear of addiction.

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Valerian: I can think of no harmful effects from the conbination.
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Yes: No interactions. Not sure if valerian will help with your anxiety, but Ativan (lorazepam) is not a long term solution. There are other possibilities that you should discuss with your doc.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system
Dr. Leslie Wynne iii
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: Valerian is an herbal preparation used to help with sleep. It is quite safe. I see no problem taking it along with Zoloft.

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