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I took Luna children's sleep aid that contains 10mg of valerian and 0.2 melatonin. 3 hours later can I take. 25 Ativan to help me sleep?

I took Luna children's sleep aid that contains 10mg of valerian and 0.2 melatonin. 3 hours later can I take. 25 Ativan to help me sleep?

Yes, it is safe if: The Ativan has been prescribed by your doctor for episodic use. If you are having recurrent sleep issues, it is important to follow up with your doctor for further assessment as daily Ativan can be habit forming. Melatonin is a chemical made naturally by the body and it is safe to take up to 5 mg before bedtime. ...Read more

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What's valerian for?

What's valerian for?

Valerian Root: Valerian root is used for sleeplessness, anxiety, as an antispamodic (abdominal cramps, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramping, ^ flatus & muscle spasm), congestion & fever. ...Read more

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Valerian and bisulepine - is it okay?

Valerian and bisulepine - is it okay?

Are you using this: For sleep? We don't have bisulepine here and valerian root is often use to calm people down for sleep, and as a mild relaxer. This combo will make you very drowsy if that is your intent. Do speak with your doctor about this combination before taking it, so you are clear what your goals are in using it together. If used separately, it will make you drowsy. So not sure whether you need to combine it? ...Read more

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How long does it ale valerian to leave your system?

How long does it ale valerian to leave your system?

Valerian half life: Many factors can affect the clearance of any drug or supplement from a person's system but after a single dose, Valerian will normally be cleared in 5 or 6 hours. Long term use of Valerian should be avoided due to risk of liver damage and dependency. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need help for a valerian overdose?

How do I know if I need help for a valerian overdose?

Symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, itching, stomach cramping and diarrhea can all result from valerian overdose. Seek medical care if the symptoms are severe or last longer than expected. Because it is a supplement, it is not fda regulated so you may or may not be getting the listed dose. Let your doctors know you are taking it as it interacts with medicines such as barbituates and valium type drugs. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nervous all the times? Is there something to treat it? Could valerian work?

See below: Anxiety can be due to countless number of reasons. With the info provided here, all I can recommend is to see your doc to talk. ...Read more

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Is valerian safe as tea?

Yes: Yes, to help with sleep, it works wonderfully. ...Read more

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Does valerian help with anxiety?

Does valerian help with anxiety?

That is one of it's: Uses. It has been reported that diazepam was actually named valium because it has similar effects to valerian. ...Read more

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Where can I get a valerian root?

Where can I get a valerian root?

Any green grocery: Any whole foods, organic grocery or on the internet. ...Read more

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Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Typically yes: Both are considered safe at pretty liberal doses. However, if you have other medical problems or are on other medications, talk to a doctor or pharmacist first. ...Read more

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Why we combine kava with valerian?

Why we combine kava with valerian?

Not used together: As a matter of fact they should not be used together as there is a drug interaction
If used together it can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.And in some impairs thinking and judgement ...Read more

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What is dosage of valerian for sleep?

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What is dosage of valerian for sleep?

Valerian: For adults, 250-500mg. @ an hour before bed. ...Read more

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Can I take valerian root during the day?

Can I take valerian root during the day?

Yes, but..: If sedated or overly relaxed after taking valerian root you should not drive or operate dangerous equipment. ...Read more

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Can I take ashwaghanda and valerian together?

Can I take ashwaghanda and valerian together?

Yes, however...: Both ashwagandha and valerian are very safe. There are no known interactions but whenever one takes 2 herbs or medicines with similar actions there can be an additive or synergistic effect. Valerian is a sedative and helps people relax. While ashwagandha can be energizing, it can also be relaxing and sedating so taking both together can result in you being more sedated than taking either alone. ...Read more

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What is the effect of valerian tea the next day?

Valerian: Very minimum calming effect, assuming u slept well the night before. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about valerian for anxiety, does it work?

Can you tell me about valerian for anxiety, does it work?

For some, yes: For some people, valerian can help anxiety. But only a small number of studies have been done with a small number of patients. Http://tinyurl. Com/pzfvlhd overall, it lacked significant improvement in anxiety symptoms over valium or placebo. It may have better results as treatment of dysmenorrhea. Http://tinyurl. Com/q8a5qmb lack of standardization of products makes interpreting data difficult. ...Read more

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How many valerian root capsules should I take I'm 19 and 190 pounds?

None: Why are you taking valerian root capsules? If you're having anxiety you should see a therapist or talk to your doctor. Valerian root is not FDA regulated so there is not a dose to suggest or prescribe. These are unregulated herbal substances usually sold at natural food stores. ...Read more

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Can I combine both Valium and valerian pills together? I take small doses of valium/ 5mg at noon and again at 8pm thanks - bruce

Maybe: Valium, especially in small doses can be taken in combination with many medications. Valerian root is an herbal remedy that can help with anxiety but it's effectiveness for this is variable depending on the formulation.

The key thing is that you need to read the label on the bottle because some of these remedies will have other ingredients that may interact. ...Read more

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I began taking 500 mg's of valerian two hours before I would like to sleep at night, its not working. How long before I notice anything?

I began taking 500 mg's of valerian two hours before I would like to sleep at night, its not working. How long before I notice anything?

Try for 4 weeks, also: Research suggests valerian helps most people, but nothing works for everyone. 500 mg should be a good dose. In one study people had better results after 14-28 days. If it doesn't help it might not be for you, or you may want to try a different brand as some herbal products don't contain what is on the label! Look for a standardized extract from a reliable company. See comment:. ...Read more

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I have no trouble getting to sleep between 10 to 11pm but wake between 3:30 and 4:30 most mornings. I have tried Valerian. Any other natural options?

I have no trouble getting to sleep between 10 to 11pm but wake between 3:30 and 4:30 most mornings. I have tried Valerian. Any other natural options?

Melatonin?: Try Melatonin (the long-acting one) to see if this helps. Talk to your doctor to see if there is any medication condition which may be causing your sleep problem including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Valerian tea for congestion?

Valerian tea for congestion?

Although Valerain: Root is much better known for help with sleep, it can also be used with congestion. ...Read more

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Can I take kava and valerian tea?

With caution: Whenever any 2 drugs or herbs are taken that can cause relaxation/sedation there can be an additive effect so you get more sedated than either alone- but this is probably the whole point of your wanting to take them together! It should be safe but use with caution and don't drive/do anything hazardous:http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/kava-with-valerian-root-2381-0-2284-10628.Html? Consumer=1. ...Read more

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Safe to take kava and valerian root?

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

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Is it safe to use valerian root daily?

Is it safe to use valerian root daily?

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

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Can you take kolonopin and valerian tea?

Can you take kolonopin and valerian tea?

Yes in Moderation: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a low potency longer half-life sedative hypnotic that acts at the GABA receptor in the brain. Some suspect valerian has similar mechanism. If it is indeed the case then you run the risk of potential synergism whereby the effects of one increases the others potency. Thus, be judicious to assess your sensitivity. Luckily, benzodiazepines do not cause respiratory depression, per se. ...Read more

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How can you take valerian root fir sleep?

Valerian: Valeriana officinalis can be used in a herbal tea blend, capsule or tablet. ...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