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Is Buspar Safe To Take With Valerian Root
Unknown: I cannot find any research suggesting any potential interactions between lepidium meyenii (Maca) and fluoxetine or any other medications. Its pharmacology is largely unknown (if there's any true pharmacological activity at all), so it's uncertain if any interaction would exist. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3184420/ ...Read more
Is it okay to take over-the-counter anxiety medication (valerian root extract and hops extract) with azathioprine and mesalazine?
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Yes, it is: Rhodiola has been used safely with all antidepressant types except MAO inhibitors. Some studies have shown in vitro inhibition of cyp 3a4 and p-glycoprotein with rhodola http://tinyurl.Com/kkh3lhq but this hasn't caused difficulty when used by live patients. [van diermend, et al. J ethnopharmacology.2009 mar 18;122(2):397-401; a.] amitriptylene and rhodiola can be safely used together. ...Read more
Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine.com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more
Phentermine not safe: Phentermine is not safe to take. It does not lead to true or permanent weight loss. It is a trick and will only delay you adopting the only true lifestyle that leads to healthy weight loss. Besides bariatric surgery, the only other scientific and safe medical way to lose weight is to limit the calories and change the composition of the diet to mainly protein sources and to do regular exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is safe to use melatonin with cipralex (escitalopram). Melatonin uses a different liver enzyme for its metabolism (cyp 1a2) from escitalopram (cyp 3a4, 2c19, and 2d6). Another antidepressant, fluvoxamine is an inhibitor of cyp1a2, and increases the bioavailable level of melatonin. http://tinyurl.com/k2wjo6l in some cases this might even be helpful. http://tinyurl.com/lw7zkpy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mostly: If you are not taking other medications and use proper doses, these may be safe. Both are sedating and can cause reactions or possible allergy. Valerian root may cause disturbed dreams and other side effects. Kava has been associated with liver toxicity which may be due to the wrong part of the plant being used. Use trusted sources that use the right part. Kava root not stem or leaf. ...Read more
Melatonin: Yes. Of course. This commonly used herb is a very safe addition to complicated medical and medication issues. ...Read more
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Zoloft (sertraline) & Valerian: Valerian may enhance sedating activity in the sertraline (zoloft), making you sleepy, so i wouldn't recommend it. Valerian and sertraline are metabolized by different liver enzymes, though. For sure do not drive if electing to use this combination. Please also discuss with your physician before using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs.com says using: St. John's wort together with valerian root, though they are both natural, may cause dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, or some impairment in thinking and judgment. Avoid or limit use of alcohol while being treated with these. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how they affect you. It is important to discuss with your doctor. Best regards. ...Read more
No good data: Maca root has not been studied in any reliable trial in humans. There are a fewstudies in animals only. There are no reported interactions but, as stated, there has been no effort to determine its actions & effects in humans. Basically, save your money on this one. If you want to eat it as a food source, go ahead. Avoid high doses of any herb that has no reliable data about its effects in humans ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what purpose?: If you are using it daily for stress reduction or as a sleep aid, it is probably more useful to figure out why you are having these problems. Then you can learn to manage without external supplements. While valerian root is probably not bad for your physical health at recommended doses, it may be interfering with developing coping and stress management skills. ...Read more
Possibly: There are no interactions between these 3 substances, so they may be safely combined. The question is why you feel you need more medication? Is something not working for you with the treatment you're receiving? If not, you need to discuss with your doctor. For sure, tell him/her about the herbal medicines you plan to also use and why. ...Read more
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