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I have been taking methadone at a clinic for a month now.
I was wondering if a person can take valerian root if there on methadone.


Hi Steven

My herb-drug interaction chart says that valerian root can interact with central nervous system depressants or alcohol, but indicated that there's a low level of risk.

I usually steer away from prescribing herbs where someone is taking psychoactive medication such as methodone. However homoeopathic remedies can be used safely without fear of interaction with medications.

Next time you're in the pharmacy, ask if they have a homoeopathic remedy for relaxation, its a safer option for you.

Hope this helps - let us know how you go!

Regards, Olwen :-)