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Are there any drug interactions between lorazepam and herbs like saint johns wort, skullcap, valerian, hops?

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Dr. Grief, i suffer Grief - a little humor and for real i have anxiety!

are there drug interactions between lorazepam & herbs like saint johns wort, skullcap, valerian, hops, etc. ?

how does one get free from the benzo's? Is tapering down the best way?

In Jesus, Jeannine
Posted Wed, 4 Sep 2013 in Anxiety and Stress
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 48 minutes later
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Benzo's should not be used with other drugs in sl.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Jeanine, thanks for asking. Lorazepam is enough for sleep. It should be used with herbal drugs for sleep. The best way to taper it is to decrease 20 percent of the dose every 3 or 4 weeks, if you have no problem during the past weeks. If you attend some talk sessions for your anxiety, it could be very helpful to control the anxiety when the dose of medication is decreasing. Let me know if you have any question.
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