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Is there any herbal supplement that is contraindicated to ativan?

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Is there any herbal supplement that is contraindicated to ativan?
Posted Sun, 26 Jan 2014 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 hours later
Brief answer....There are plenty of herbal preparations which should be avoided while taking Ativan because these may accentuate the effect of Ativan and result in more drowsiness. Detailed answer... Hello, Thanks for the query. Following is the list of herbal preparations which should be avoided while taking Ativan. Passionflower,valerian root,withania root,catnip,calamus,calendula,scull cap,st XXXXXXX wort, California XXXXXXX kava,Yerba mansa,GOTU KOLA,hops,goldenseal,Jamaican dogwood,ginseng Siberian,lemon balm,sage etc. I hope it helps,however you may revert to me for any further query. Best of luck Thanks
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Follow-up: Is there any herbal supplement that is contraindicated to ativan? 15 hours later
Is there any other medication, prescription or herbal, over the counter other than ativan that is not habit forming for generalized anxiety?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 14 hours later
Hello, As far as medications for anxiety are concerned,almost all of them have some or other side effects with additional problem of addiction and ultimately not able to leave the medicines. These medicines are definitely very effective but they don't bring the cure to you.They provide you the temporary relief only without taking care of underlying cause. The moment you stop them,you get a severe rebound of your symptoms. On the other hand non medical methods take long time to treat but they are not associated with any side effects. These non medical methods are... Regular aerobic exercises,which release endorphins which act against anxiety and stress. Deep breathing exercises Yoga Meditation Cognitive behaviour therapy under the guidance of a therapist Avoiding smoking,alcohol,drugs,sweets,colas,junk foods. avoiding coffee and tea. Eating fresh fruits,green vegetables and nuts Taking supplements like B complex vitamins,fish oils etc. Consuming green tea which has theanine in it which helps in soothing your nerves. Age old herbal cures like valerian and lemon balm may be tried. Thanks
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