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Doctor insights on: Skullcap Medication

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Can you tell me if the natural herb skullcap can treat mental illnesses?

Can you tell me if the natural herb skullcap can treat mental illnesses?

Scullcap ; anxiety: Scullcap, or scutellaria lateriflora, is a mint that has long been used as a relaxant. It may be especially helpful for people with overactive minds, and who have hyper-reactive senses. That said, there are few studies of it and no standardized preparations. A small study did show anti-anxiety effects: http://tinyurl. Com/mx822ll buy only from reputable manufacturers who don't adulterate products. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower with venlafaxine?

Is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower with venlafaxine?

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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Hello I have a question I'm currently taking venlafaxine is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower?

Hello I have a question I'm currently taking venlafaxine is it ok to take skullcap and passion flower?

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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Help please! Could chinese skullcap root extract give you gas?

Contamination: Chinese skullcap, or scutellaria baicalensis, won't likely give you gas -- but could give you liver toxicity. This herb is in the combination pc-spes, which was pulled from the market due to contamination. It's also in a supplement called "move free advanced" and is associated with hepatotoxicity which resolves when stopping the supplement. Http://tinyurl. Com/mek2x3n avoid this. ...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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I was wondering does the herb scullcap affect estrogen production?

I was wondering does the herb scullcap affect estrogen production?

Herb scullcap: I could not find any association with estrogen production. However, I did find some evidence in the literature that there are a number of possible complications from this herb. Do you really need it? What do you think it is doing for you? ...Read more

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I'm taking snooze-in from the vitamin shoppe. It has 100mg valeria, 75mg scullcap, 75mg hops, 3mg. Melatonin, 75mg. Is this this safe?

I'm taking snooze-in from the vitamin shoppe. It has 100mg valeria, 75mg scullcap, 75mg hops, 3mg. Melatonin, 75mg. Is this this safe?

Yes: This product is very safe. This will help many people but not everyone. If it does not help consider other natural sleep aids like 5-hydroxtryptophan, glycine, california poppy and magnolia bark. These (and what you are taking) are all much safer than prescription sleeping pills. See http://www. Mindbodygreen. Com/0-5104/herbs-for-insomnia. Html. ...Read more

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Hello! I would like to ask if a Chinese scullcap herb could help me to prevent my beard growing? I am a transgender and I am new in all this!!!

Hello! I would like to ask if a Chinese scullcap herb could help me to prevent my beard growing? I am a transgender and I am new in all this!!!

Beware...: If there is an herb or supplement that advertises to grow a beard or remove a beard, it would be wise to stay clear of it. If an herb, skullcap or otherwise, could really mess with one's endocrine system and drastically alter bodily hormones to change hair growth patterns, just imagine what damage it could to all other body parts. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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