In this Article
- What other names is Sassafras known by?
- What is Sassafras?
- How does Sassafras work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Sassafras.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Sassafras might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking sassafras along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
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