Hi, i'm on 75 mg of Venlafaxine for depression/anxiety. I would like to know if it's safe to take Ashwagandha alongside SNRIs? Are there any known unsafe interactions? Thanks in advance.
Hi, Jake! Ashwagandha is one of the most potent of the Ayurvedic herbals and as such comes with warnings of interactions with some psychotropic medications. I couldn't find a specific reference to Effexor or SNRI's, but our interactions checker includes only the most common and basic herbal remedies.
I'd recommend erring on the side of caution and consulting either a naturopath or a homeopathic pharmacist before taking this combination.
Best regards, Wildcat
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