Valerian Drug Interactions

Benzodiazepines
Taking valerian with benzodiazepines can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian with a benzodiazepine.
 
Narcotics or Opiates
Combining an opiate or narcotic with valerian can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian with an opiate or narcotic.
 
Other Sleep Medications
Taking valerian with other sleep medications can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian with other sleep medications.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not every drug interaction with valerian was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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