Apr 8, 2019
Today’s question is:
Here is a summary of this episode:
- Melatonin is a relatively safe sleep aid with few side effects.
It may inhibit fertility, sex drive, as well as having
- Valerian officinalis works through GABA-ergic compounds and
could be just as efficacious as benzodiazepines as a hypnotic. It
should be taken at least 2 hours before bed.
- Ginkgo biloba is a cognition-enhancing drug that may prevent
cognitive decline and treat antidepressant-induced sexual
dysfunction. It inhibits platelet-activating factor and should be
avoided in patients on anticoagulants and before surgery.