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What is valerian used for?

Status: Discontinued

Drug Class: Alternative Therapy – Unclassified

Availability: No Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Status: Discontinued

Drug Class: Alternative Therapy – Unclassified

Availability: No Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
  • Limit use to 4 weeks. Slowly reduce dose.
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
  • Limit use to 4 weeks. Slowly reduce dose.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Product not FDA reviewed for safety or efficacy.

How to use Valerian?What if you missed a dose of Valerian?What if you overdose on Valerian?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askDoes Valerian work for RA?Does Valerian work for RA?The evidence suggests that valerian has at least mild benefits for sleep problems, including insomnia, in the general population. It has been theorized that valerian may have benefits for people with sleep problems from rheumatoid arthritis.

    Precautions

    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
    • Limit use to 4 weeks. Slowly reduce dose.
    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Read directions carefully before start of therapy
    • Limit use to 4 weeks. Slowly reduce dose.
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
    • Avoid drinking alcohol
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Product not FDA reviewed for safety or efficacy.

    How to use Valerian?What if you missed a dose of Valerian?What if you overdose on Valerian?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Does Valerian work for RA? The evidence suggests that valerian has at least mild benefits for sleep problems, including insomnia, in the general population. It has been theorized that valerian may have benefits for people with sleep problems from rheumatoid arthritis.

    How does valerian root help you relax and sleep better? It has been used to treat anxiety and nervousness, and as sleeping aid since ages. Valerian root extract can help improve sleep because it has about 150 nerve-calming compounds and promotes sleep latency, which assures a good night’s sleep.

    How much valerian root should I take? People who struggle with insomnia can take between 400 milligrams and 900 milligrams valerian root extract daily. Typically, you shouldn’t use valerian root for more than 28 consecutive days unless otherwise instructed by a medical professional.

    Is valerian.root used in Valium? Valerian root is touted by some as a safe and natural alternative to prescription anxiety drugs, most especially those like Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam) that act on GABA receptors.

    Are there any benefits to taking valerian root?

    Are there any benefits to taking valerian root? For these reasons, valerian could be worth trying for anxiety or insomnia relief. Valerian root can potentially improve sleep quality and provide relief from anxiety. Some possible benefits of valerian that have been reported by users include: relief from restlessness and other anxiety disorder symptoms

    Is it safe to take Valerian as a sleep aid? Valerian may increase the effects of other sleep aids. It also increases the sedative effect of depressants, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines and narcotics. Valerian can interfere with some prescription medications. And it may interact with other dietary supplements, such as St. John’s wort.

    Is there any evidence that Valerian is effective for anxiety? There is contradictory evidence about the effectiveness of valerian for anxiety. Some early research shows that taking valerian may reduce anxiety. However, other studies have shown no effect. The conflicting results may be due to differences in doses used or the type/severity of anxiety being treated.

    How long does it take for Valerian to work? Dosage is unclear. Valerian seems to be most effective after you take it regularly for two or more weeks. Because dosages varied in studies involving valerian and some studies weren’t rigorous, it’s not clear what dose is most effective or for how long you should take a particular dose.