hello ive been taking alprazolam since march 2012 i really want to quit this stuff, the dr i see isnt very helpfull :/ ive always took only 1/2 a pill .25mg at a time i did this 3 times a day for a long time the last few months ive tapered down more im down to breaking a .50mg pill into 4 pieces im trying to take them as needed i last took 1/4 pill 20hours. Melatonin has been helpfull in getting rest without needing xanax to knock me out to sleep is it safe to mix valerian root and 1/4 xanax ? i read some bad reviews on mixing them :/ valerian root was helpfull to me in the past from 2008-early 2012. thank you for any helpfull tips i appreciate your kind help
Valerian root while it is an herbal supplement should not be mixed with Xanax. It can be mixed with certain benzodiazapines, but it should be regulated by your doctor. I take Valerian with my clonopin but my doctor knows about it, I only use it for sleep. The two drugs Xanax mixed with Valerian have shown that the Valerian can effect how the liver breaks down the Xanax, it can cause some severe side effects. I wouldn't recommend mixing the 2 without your medical professionals blessings.
Sometimes you can call a pharmacist or maybe more than one for a second opinion. They deal with drug interactions more than the docs do. Just a suggestion. I hope you can get off the xanax. You have a lot of courage to try. Keep us posted on the Valerian root. I am also looking for something besides xanax for my anxiety. Wishing you the best.
Try avoid this combination and talk to your Dr. first, before you do anything.
Interactions between your selected drugs
alprazolam ↔ valerian
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam), Valerian Root (valerian)
Using ALPRAZolam together with valerian may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Valerian Root (valerian) interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
Xanax (alprazolam) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
alprazolam ↔ food
Applies to: Xanax (alprazolam)
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with ALPRAZolam and lead to potentially dangerous side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Do not drink alcohol while taking ALPRAZolam. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. You may feel more drowsy, dizzy, or tired if you take ALPRAZolam with alcohol.
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