Lorazepam vs St. John's Wort

Lorazepam
(Rx)
St. John's Wort
(OTC)
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
St. John's Wort is an alternative medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
5.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 10, 1985
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,051 Discussions
38,963 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Restlessness
#10 for Sedation
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sedative
#15 for GAD
#16 for Vomiting
#17 for Shaking
Lorazepam is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#5 for Addiction
St. John's Wort is approved for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lor
Weakness
6
Weight Gain
4
Weight Loss
2
Nightmares
2
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Blurred Vision
1
Apathy
1
Moodiness
1
Attempted Suicide
1
St.
Serotonin Syndrome
7
Weight Gain
6
Headaches
6
Mood Swings
6
Irritability
5
Weight Loss
4
Nausea
4
Dizziness
4
Sun Sensitivity
3
Weakness
3
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Lorazepam
Lor
St. John's Wort
St.
Weakness
Lor
St.
6
3
Weight Gain
Lor
St.
4
6
Weight Loss
Lor
St.
2
4
Nightmares
Lor
St.
2
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
St.
1
0
Blisters
Lor
St.
1
0
Blurred Vision
Lor
St.
1
0
Apathy
Lor
St.
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
St.
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
St.
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
St.
Lor
7
0
Weight Gain
St.
Lor
6
4
Headaches
St.
Lor
6
0
Mood Swings
St.
Lor
6
0
Irritability
St.
Lor
5
0
Weight Loss
St.
Lor
4
2
Nausea
St.
Lor
4
0
Dizziness
St.
Lor
4
0
Sun Sensitivity
St.
Lor
3
0
Weakness
St.
Lor
3
6
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between St. John's Wort and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Concentrate: 2 mg/mL
Capsule: 150 mg, 300 mg, 450 mg, 600 mg, 1000 mg
Tablet: 300 mg, 450 mg
Drops: 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lorazepam
St. John's Wort
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lorazepam and St. John's Wort: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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