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Are there any drug interactions with taking valerian and lexapro?

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Anonymous 23 Feb 2011

Hello,

Interactions between your selected drugs

valerian ↔ escitalopram
Applies to: valerian, Lexapro (escitalopram)
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.

MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.

Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with

valerian interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
Lexapro (escitalopram) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.

Interactions between your selected drugs and food

No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2284-0,1013-565

Take care.-

Cathleen186 23 Feb 2011

Hi there, I am not medically minded at all, I can just tell you my experience. I took Valeriam root when I was having a really tough time. I was also taking Celexa at the time. My dc says Celexa and Lexapro are so close in their makeup. So it really worked for me and no side effects. Once my dilemma was over, I stopped taking the Valerian. Now I am on Lexapro and I would take the Valerian again if I need a little extra something. Hope this helps, cathleen

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