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hepatitis C and St. Johns Wort
Aug 4, 2000

Are there any bad effects for people with hepatitis C taking St. John's Wort??

Response from Dr. Dieterich

There is no real effect on hepatitis C. However, St John's Wort is metabolized in the liver and stimulates the p450 system which is responsible for processing many drugs. If the liver is in good shape with hepatitis C there should not be many problems, however I would caution anyone if they are taking any other medications to be very careful with St. John's Wort. DTD



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