What Is Hops and How Does It Work?

  • Hops suggested uses include anxiety, insomnia and other sleep disorders, restlessness, tension, excitability, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness, and irritability.
  • Hops are possibly effective for mild sedation.
  • Hops are available under the following different brands and other names: Humulus lupulus.

What Are the Dosages of Hops?

Dosages of Hops:

Dosage Forms and Strengths


  • Dried strobile: 1.5-2 g
  • Extract combo with valerian: 60 mg

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See "Suggested Dosing"

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hops?

Side effects of hops include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Hops?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Hops have no known severe, serious, or mild interactions with other drugs.
  • Hops have moderate interactions with at least 27 different drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Hops?


  • This medication contains hops
  • Do not take Humulus lupulus if you are allergic to hops or any ingredients contained in this drug
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately


  • None reported.

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hops?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Hops?"


  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about the use of hops during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
  • Consult your doctor
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