Valerian Drug Interactions

There are several medications that may interact with valerian. For example, drug interactions may occur if the supplement is taken with antidepressants, alcohol, antipsychotic medications, narcotics, and other sleep medications, to name a few. Some of these interactions can increase the risk of developing serious side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, and difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Interactions With Valerian

Even though valerian is a natural product, it can potentially interact with several medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with this product include:
 
 
 
  • Barbiturates, such as:
 
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
 
  • Benzodiazepines, such as:
 
 
  • Narcotics or opiates, such as:
 
 
  • Other sleep medications.
 
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