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St. Johns Wort With Wellbutrin

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Re: St Johns Wort with Wellbutrin

I thought St. John's Wort wasn't good to take with HIV medicine.
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
You are correct. There is an interaction that has been studied between St. John's Wort and Crixivan, which results in marked lowering of Crixivan levels. I have not seen specific studies, but it is likely that other drugs affected would include... Read more »

St Johns Wort with Wellbutrin

I am taking a vitamin GH3 which has St Johns Wort in it. I feel ok, my Dr. wants me to take... Read more »

St. John's Wort Ingredient and Atripla

I purchased some herbal tea supplement tea that has organic St. John's Wort Leaf and Flower in it... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Warning About Milk Thistle and Drug Interactions

...antibiotics -- erythromycin, rifampin anti-seizure drugs -- carbamazepine (Tegretol) antidepressants -- St. John's wort, Zyban/Wellbutrin (bupropion), Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Luvox (fluvoxetine) Serzone (nefazodone), Zoloft... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: St. John's Wort

St. John's wort ( Hypericum perforatum ) is a European herbal remedy widely used to treat depression. Many people find that it improves their outlook and sense of equilibrium without creating the feeling of being drugged. A number of trials... Read more »
Project Inform

Women, HIV, and Depression

...fluoxetine (Prozac) are widely used in treating of HIV-related depression. Other types of anti-depressants, like brupropion (Wellbutrin), and new treatments are in development. People respond to anti-depressants differently, and it might take... Read more »
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taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a cover story for US News and World Report about dietary supplements. There have been some findings that taking St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of protease inhibitors. If this has happened to you or you know of... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
...Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations Read more »