Drug Interactions With Valerian Root

Benzodiazepines
Combining valerian root with benzodiazepines can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian root with a benzodiazepine
 
Narcotics or Opiates
Taking an opiate or narcotic with valerian root can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian root with an opiate or narcotic.
 
Other Sleep Medications
Combining valerian root with other sleep medications can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may also occur. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking valerian root with other sleep medications.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Valerian Root

It is possible that not all drug interactions with valerian root were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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