Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

St. John's Wort Warning
From Reuters; originally published March 1, 2000

Spring 2000

The government has warned against using St. John's Wort, an herbal remedy for depression, because it can prevent some prescriptions from working properly.
If you are taking St. John's Wort and antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV disease, please ask your doctor about drug/herb interactions.

The British Ministry of Health warned that some drugs for the treatment of HIV, heart conditions, and asthma, and the oral contraceptive pill could be affected by the herb. Over 2 million people use St. John's Wort. If you are taking St. John's Wort and antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV disease, please ask your doctor about drug/herb interactions.


Back to the Women Alive Spring 2000 Contents Page.




This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:
http://www.thebody.com/content/art415.html

General Disclaimer: TheBody.com is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through TheBody.com should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.