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Old 22-01-10, 10:32
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Can I take escitalopram with Valerian and Passion Flower?

Hello..

Have just been prescibed some escitalopram (yet to take) but wondered if it's ok with Valerium and Passion Flower (I have been taking these instead of my Zolpidem to sleep and I think they are helping...

Is it safe to combine or if I have sleeping issues, should I stick with the nasty chemical meds??? :(

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Old 23-01-10, 17:13
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Re: Can I take escitalopram with Valerian and Passion Flower?

Hmmm. The trusted PsychoPoet guide says you shouldn't take Valerian extracts with citalopram so I assume it would also apply to escit (as they're essentially the same drug).

I would say NO. Why don't you try the antihistamines - diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? You can get it from Boots (Sleep Aid). It's not habit-forming like Z drugs...

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Old 23-01-10, 20:37
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Re: Can I take escitalopram with Valerian and Passion Flower?

Okie dokie. Am yet to take the escit so will stick with my herbs for the time being... x x x
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Re: Can I take escitalopram with Valerian and Passion Flower?

I would ask any pharmacist in town as thats what i did when i was prescribed something a while back and they can tell you pretty quickly
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Old 24-01-10, 20:39
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Re: Can I take escitalopram with Valerian and Passion Flower?

Thanks... am yet to take the escit so wil carry on as I am for now.. x
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