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Is Buspar Safe To Take With Valerian Root
Can I take valerian root for sleep while taking refalen, instaflex, adderall, and Buspar (buspirone)?
Don't: You are already on too many prescription drugs to be self-medicating. Please speak to your doctor about why you are having trouble sleeping before adding more pills. Maybe there is a different solution not involving pills. ...Read more
Can I have a tea for migraines with these ingredients; Rosemary, Valerian root, Uva Ursi, Ginger, Basil, Lemon peel, Tilo. W lexapro, buspar, (buspirone)Welbutrin?
See a neurologist: You can try the tea, but track whether it worsens or improves your headache by keeping a daily headache log (timing, severity, duration, frequency, characteristics). Take the log to a neurologist. There are both over the counter and prescription remedies that might be suggested to you by a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more
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
Effexor (venlafaxine) + Valerian: This is controversial, since valerian is sedating and can add to this aspect in many antidepressants. I've had patients who found Effexor (venlafaxine) sedating, especially at doses below 150mg (where it inhibits ne reuptake, not just serotonin like at lower doses). So depending on your experience with Effexor (venlafaxine) I'd be careful and work with my doctor. There aren't any specific interactions between these 2. ...Read more
Melatonin . . .: This is perfectly fine for you to try at night. Your real question pertains to potential drug interactions. Drug interactions are both studied and recorded for prescription medications. This knowledge is very important to us as physicians, when we are writing multiple prescriptions. However, there is significantly fewer data available on how one OTC medication/supplement might interact with another ...Read more
Yes: It should be fine and is actually a good choice ...Read more
Is it safe to take valerian root every night to help me sleep? It helps a lot but I don't want to take it daily if not safe.
Like many natural products, research is limited, but a fair amount of research has been done and as far as is known valerian is quite safe and there are no (yet) known problems with long-term use. It is certainly far safer than pharmaceutical alternatives. See http://ods. Od. Nih. Gov/factsheets/valerian-healthprofessional/
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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
Insomnia for days and it's really irritating me. Would it be safe for me, a 16-year old, to take melatonin or valerian root?
Safer to see Dr.: It would be much safer for you to see your physician, so that the reasons for your sleep disturbance can be determined and personalized help can be provided. Otherwise, you're just suppressing something that may need more care. Is it possible you're using stimulating substances -- either prescribed or otherwise? ...Read more
Can I take valerian root at night before bed while taking 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) daily? Is it safe? Or are there interactions?
Be careful: As you say you'd be taking the Valerian at bedtime, the fact that the combo can cause drowsiness, inability to concentrate and dizziness may not be too disturbing — but it can also increase a risk of respiratory depression — so if you have any breathing issues I'd avoid it and if you feel even a bit of such problems cease use immediately. I'd try warm milk or a boring book instead. Best!. ...Read more
I was just prescribed lexapro (escitalopram) (10mg) and took it for the first time today. Is it safe to take valerian root pills at night for restful sleep?
Is it safe to take a few drops of valerian root tincture each night on a regular basis for sleep aid?
Possibly but caution: A meta-analysis of 18 studies found that Valerian decreased objective sleep latency by less than one minute compared with placebo. Valerian may also produce hepatotoxic effects. Contamination with undesirable substances poses a problem for many such natural remedies. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Safe to take GNC Natra Sleep with zoloft (sertraline)? Natra sleep has Passion flower, lemon balm, valerian root, chamomile, and L- Theanine in it. Safe?
Should be ok: It should be ok to take two together — could not find interaction. ...Read more
I'm currently breastfeeding my 9 month old. Having trouble sleeping and anxiety. Is Valerian root safe to take at night? Baby doesn't nurse at night.
Not recommended: Herbal products are not regulated and often contain other substances in addition to the herb listed. It is not recommended to be used while breast feeding, but it is not an absolute contraindication. Have you spoke with your doctor about your symptoms? A Rx like hydroxyzine may work well for you and is safe for children. ...Read more
Is it safe to take valerian root capsules and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together? Had to stop taking my prescription sleep aid bc it gave me unusual thoughts...
Sleep aids: It usually is not recommended to take an antihistmine with valerian. In addition, long term useofvaleriakn may cause heart palpatations and liver disease. ...Read more
Valerian Root: This product has been linked to significant liver injury in people with normal livers. It had also been associated with kidney injury. It is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. Since you already have fatty liver, it would be prudent to avoid valerian root. Any medications should be reviewed with your physician. ...Read more
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Can I take the stack of solgar that contains 100mg 5-htp and 100mg Valerian root around 5pm and then take 3mg of Melatonin around 1am?
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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
Yes: But the valerian root is worthless and a waste of your money. Who knows what harm it could to you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Medicines for teens: Melatonin is a natural hormone used to help induce sleep, especially helpful when it comes to jet lag. This has been studied in children and found to be safe. There is no way to overdose. Valerian root is a herbal medicine. I am not aware of any study to show its safety in children. It is used for anxiety and insomnia but its effectiveness is not clear. I would not suggest using it. ...Read more
Not a good plan: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and valerian root can both be toxic to your liver, so combining them would not be a good idea. Also, some sources indicate potential cytochrome interactions between these 2, so that there may be changes in how your body clears these substances when used together. If tapering your Cymbalta (duloxetine) and having difficulty, please speak with your doctor. ...Read more
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