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Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Yes: The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more

Tranquilizer (Definition)

A tranquilizer is a chemical that supresses ...Read more


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Are herbal medicines effective?

Are herbal medicines effective?

Mostly not: Few herbal medications have ever been clinically tested. The FDA does not evaluate herbal medication. The companies that make them have few internal controls and according to Consumer Reports, the contents of the bottle frequently bear little resemblance to the quantities listed on the bottles. Most of these products are harmless; few have any effectiveness. ...Read more

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

St john's wort: St john's wort is known for changing liver metabolism and interacting with all kinds of medications, including prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Do any medications negatively interact w/ sertraline (antidepressant)?

Skim the article: Article: www.Medicinenet.Com/sertraline/article.Htm common drug interactions include cimetidine, pimozide, and warfarin. ...Read more

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Do anti depressant medications count as psychostimulants?

Do anti depressant medications count as psychostimulants?

No: Psychostimulants are drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder such as methylphenidate (ritalin) or adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Antidepressants are an entirely different class of medications. ...Read more

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Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Is "herbal viagra" safe?

Is "herbal viagra" safe?

Be wary of any product that claims to be a natural form of Viagra (sildenafil): Herbal supplements aren't held to the same standards as prescription and over-the-counter medications — so it can be difficult to know which ones are safe or effective. Sildenafil (Viagra (sildenafil), Revatio) is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis when you become sexually aroused. Some "herbal viagra" supplements are advertised as a cheaper alternative, available without a prescription. Some of these products do contain substances that improve blood flow by relaxing the walls of blood vessels. However, none of them focuses specifically on blood vessels in the penis, as do Viagra (sildenafil) and similar prescription drugs. As a result, these so-called "herbal viagra" supplements can cause dangerously low blood pressure in some men — particularly men who take nitrate medications for heart problems. In addition, some products marketed as "herbal viagras" have been pulled off the market because they contain undeclared prescription medications. It can be dangerous to take supplements that contain unknown amounts of prescription medications or other unidentified ingredients. If you have erectile dysfunction, see your doctor to make sure it isn't caused by an underlying health problem or isn't a side effect of medications you take. Your safest bet in treating erectile problems is to rely on your doctor's evaluation and recommendations. Before using any herbal remedy or supplement, check with your doctor to make sure it's safe for you. ...Read more

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I'm taking venlafaxine is it ok to take passion flower kava kava and skullcap herbs are there any adverse reaction?

I'm taking venlafaxine is it ok to take passion flower kava kava and skullcap herbs are there any adverse reaction?

Herbs & venlafaxine: You've asked this question several times earlier, and are now adding kava to your brew. There's a slight interaction between kava & venlafaxine, but not with passion flower or skullcap. Kava is more sedating than skullcap or passion flower too. I still wonder why you want to add these herbs to your effexor? Please discuss w/your doctor before taking them, especially if Effexor isn't helping u. ...Read more

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Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Could the herbal supplement GABA interact with modafinil?

Yes: The effects of Modafinil on glutamatergic and gabaergic transmission in the rat medial preoptic area (mpa) and posterior hypothalamus (ph), are analysed. Modafinil (30-300 mg/kg) increased glutamate and decreased gaba levels in the mpa and ph. Local perfusion with the gabaa agonist muscimol (10 microm), reduced, while the gabaa antagonist bicuculline (1 microm and 10 microm) increased glutamate le. ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more

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Are all herbal remedies safe?

Are all herbal remedies safe?

No: Are all medicines safe? Remember that nightshade is a herb, so too is oleander both are very poisonous. ...Read more

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Will lemon balm herb interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Will lemon balm herb interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Anythin's possible: Unlikely but everyone is unique - if you are taking both and are having problems consult your doctor! ...Read more

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Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Yes but?: There are some substances that can be ordered on line however they can carry their own risk of dependence. So i would not recommend them. Seek professional help, this is so important. Just the fact of you giving up the control of trying to treat your disease is a huge step forward in getting better, regardless of the method that may be used which may or may not include different medications. ...Read more

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What are some safe sedative besides valerian?

What are some safe sedative besides valerian?

Many: Most sedatives are safe if administered by trained professionals in appropriate doses. ...Read more

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Is there a natural herbal tranquilizer that will help?

Is there a natural herbal tranquilizer that will help?

Probably Several: I know of two: chamomile tea & kava-kava. I believe there may even be a double-blind placebo controlled trial for kava-kava. ...Read more

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How do you make meditation like a tranquilizer?

How do you make meditation like a tranquilizer?

It's Better: In some ways by decreasing anxiety & relaxing your body meditation is like a tranquilizer. However, tranquilizers can dull you cognitively, interfere with learning, make you dizzy, 7 even contribute to depression. Meditation does none of these, quite the opposite. ...Read more

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Do tranquilizers slow down your breathing rate?

Do tranquilizers slow down your breathing rate?

YES: Tranquilizers a central nervous system depressants & certainly do decrease your respiratory drive. ...Read more

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What to do if i had 25 mg of acepromazine. How bad (vet tranquilizer)?

What to do if i had 25 mg of acepromazine. How bad (vet tranquilizer)?

Good luck: if nothing happened to you by now, then you are fine. Do not do it again. This medication is similar to chlorpomazine used in humans for schizophrenia. Unfortunately, these medications can sometimes cause bad and even irreversible side effects, called extrapyramidal symptoms. Long-term use makes it also more problematic. I am pretty sure a doctor can find a safer substitute for you. ...Read more

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Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

Depression/insomnia: Desyrel/trazodone is an older medication indicated by the FDA for the treatment of depression & is effective for this purpose at the appropriate doses. Because of its tendency to cause sedation, many prescribers use this medication these days for short-term insomnia. The sedation could calm some patients but it is not a tranquilizer in the truest sense. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is clonazapam a tranquilizer?

Is clonazapam a tranquilizer?

Anxiolytic: Clonazepam belongs to a therapeutic class of drugs called anxiolytics. It is chemically classified as a benzodiazepine. In regular doses it is normally used to control seizures. It has a tranquilizing effect as well. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are used in tranquilizers? How do they work?

Which chemicals are used in tranquilizers? How do they work?

Generic term: There are many different medicine which may be classified as tranquilizers. In general they are divided into minor including benzodiazepines and others and major such as chlorpromazine and other antipsychotics or barbiturates ...Read more

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How much time can tranquilizer darts be stored before they go bad?

I dont know: I don't know its not standard medical questioning but if you are hunting big game I would stay with the fresh ones!!!! ...Read more

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Could a tranquilizer help for a snake bite?

Could a tranquilizer help for a snake bite?

No : It may help you relax but depending on the snake you may need special medical treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hydrocodone a tranquilizer?

Hydrocodone-narcotic: Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from codeine. It is an analgesic and antitussive. Although this drug can cause sedation/drowsiness, it is not classified as a tranquilizer. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzyne a tranquilizer better than trazodone?

Is hydroxyzyne a tranquilizer better than trazodone?

Hydroxyzine : Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It can sedate a bit, but is not potent like trazodone. Trazodone is a major antidepressant with sedating properties. It is more potent and is designed for these actions. ...Read more

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How long do tranquilizer withdrawal symptoms normally last?

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How long do tranquilizer withdrawal symptoms normally  last?

Tranquilizers: That depends on the tranquilizer u r referring to. Could be antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, anxiolytic, hypnotic, sedative, etc. Please refer to specific drug name or class, & i will be more than happy to advise. ...Read more

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Can certain tranquilizer cause a false neg in hpt? Also how long does it take for it to be out of your system?

None I know: There are no tranquilizers i can think of off hand that would cause a false positive pregnancy test. As for how long it takes for a drug to leave your system? That depends on the specidic drug. ...Read more

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I'm on tranquilizers & counseling to help cope with diagnosis of glaucoma caught fairly early, but i'm only 58. Anything else i can do to help cope?

I'm on tranquilizers & counseling to help cope with diagnosis of glaucoma caught fairly early, but i'm only 58. Anything  else i can do to help cope?

Depression/anxiety : I surely sense your visual concerns with your diagnosis. To answer your other question, i advise contacting your hospital, eye clinic for local glaucoma support groups. Also, yahoo.Com, facebook, glaucoma service foundation to prevent blindness, ; glaucoma research foundation have resources or discussion groups for individuals living with glaucoma. These may help you to better adapt and comfort u. ...Read more

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How common is prescription tranquilizer abuse?

How common is prescription tranquilizer abuse?

Addiction: Tranquilizers can be just as likely to cause dependence as other addictive medications. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a tranquilizer help for a snake bite?

Don't see how: It would help the victim relax and not panic, but it wouldn't do anything helpful about the bite itself. If the snake is venomous, a specific anti venom is needed. Even if non-venomous, the wound needs disinfection and local treatment. A tranquilizer can't do any of that. ...Read more

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Humans ingesting horse tranquilizers, what are the adverse effects, please?

Vet medication: Many of the same medications are used for patients and animals. The differences can be dosages and also the fact that the fda does not as tightly regulate the medication. There are medications used in vet medication and not for humans because of implications for long-term side effects that may not be an issues for animals but are for humans, many of these have to do w/ neurologic changes. ...Read more