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Who should not take valerian?

Certain medical conditions and medications can increase your risk for complications associated with valerian. Medical conditions include pregnancy or breastfeeding. Medications like sleeping aids or the usage of alcohol can also cause complications when taken with valerian. Before taking this or any other medication, be sure to speak with your doctor about the possibilities for interaction.

 

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