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Does Subutex interact with Valerian?

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Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein

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Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My daughter is on Subutex can she take Valerian to help her sleep ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome

There is no evidence of harmful interactions between these two preparations so it can be taken, just have it in recommended dosage.

Wish you good health.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 5 hours later
She is also on Paroxotene I should have asked about that as well with Valerian
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
hi

Detailed Answer:
Valerian is a herbal products and it shouldnt have any serious side effects but of taken with other sedatives and antidepressants such as paroxetene, it may cause prolonged sleepiness. So it is not advisable to combine with sedatives such as alprazolam. PAroxotene and valerian can be taken but it should be taken separated at least 8 hours
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