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Valerian For Kids
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can I combine both Valium and valerian pills together? I take small doses of valium/ 5mg at noon and again at 8pm thanks - bruce
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
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
I want to take another valerian root capsule but it kinda makes me itch so im scared taking more might give me a bad reaction, what should I do?
Stop!: If valerian makes you "itch, " you could be allergic to it. . . Please stop taking it. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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 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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