Posted by sid on January 28, 2002, at 16:04:02
I got a bit more info on that, following a discussion with my pharmacist.
Valerian interacts with Effexor in a way that increases the concentration of Effexor because it prevents it from being eliminated the way it should be, i.e., the way it is eliminated when one does not take valerian.
There is a number of other meds that valerian interacts with as well, but I am not sure yet about other ADs.
My pharmacist has prepared some papers for me to read that I will go get within a week. I will post more detailed info on the process by which valerian interacts with Effexor at that time. I'll post any info pertaining to interaction with other ADs too, if there is any.