Can Valerian and Fluvoxamine be used together?

Published: May 9, 2013
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I have ordered your recommended natural sleep remedy “ Revitalizing Sleep Formula” and I also take 100mg of Fluvoxamine per day. I found a PDR on-line that lists the interaction as a Moderate but not Major with possible side effects. Can you tell me if taking around 400mg (2 capsules) of the valerian in the formula is a significant problem ? I thank you for your help.

Answer

I have no problem combining these in my patients

L&B
Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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