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Is It Safe To Take Valerian Root With Vytorin
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
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
Perhaps: Many herbal remedies are helpful for various conditions, but there is always the risk of interactions with medications. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if there is any interaction with your current medications, or if it not be advisable given your past medical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Is it okay to take over-the-counter anxiety medication (valerian root extract and hops extract) with azathioprine and mesalazine?
Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be an issue but there are websites that can do drug interaction analysis. Also are you taking any other medications as these can play a role together. What doses are you taking as this too can play a role. Taking these then you need to see md for help. ...Read more
No.: Vicodin is a narcotic, which is a sedative and may contribute to respiratory sedation. Alprazolam has the same action, but is a benzodiazepine. This combination, especially with alcohol -- a third sedative/hypnotic -- could stack up substances in your system and potentially stop breathing. Be very careful and responsible when it comes to multiple medications. Let your doctor know about all meds. ...Read more
Yes.: Both passionflower and Sam-e are used for depression and anxiety. I would suggest that you try one before you add the other. Using both does not mean you will get better faster. With passionflower, get the frieze-dried extract. You can get the product under the name of ProVanax. Sam-E is an Amino Acid that also helps with arthritis. ...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
WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help you and could hurt you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Many research studies have been done ; maca has been found to be very safe ; well-tolerated in them. As it's in the cruciferous family, large amounts of raw maca may reduce thyroid function. Safety in pregnancy hasn't been researched in humans so it would be wise to stop if pregnant.See http://examine.Com/supplements/maca/ for a review of research. ...Read more
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