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Generic Name: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (Not applicable.)
Brand Name: Generics only. No brands available.
Valerian is used for:
Nervousness, restlessness, and sleep problems. It may also have other uses. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Valerian is an herbal product. It works by increasing certain substances in the brain, which produces a relaxing effect.
Do NOT use Valerian if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Valerian :
Some medical conditions may interact with Valerian . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Valerian . However, no specific interactions are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Valerian may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Valerian :
Use Valerian as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Valerian .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Valerian :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; chest tightness; hand tremor; lightheadedness; paralysis; stomach cramping; weak heartbeat.Proper storage of Valerian :
Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light unless otherwise directed on the package label. Do not store in the bathroom. Most herbal products are not in childproof containers. Keep Valerian out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Valerian . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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