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St. Johns Wort With Wellbutrin

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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 Wellbutrin to stop smoking and for the extra stress I have been under lately, thinks it will give me more energy. Is this safe to take the two. ...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
I would think it is not safe. I am not a psychiatrist, and they are the folks with the most knowledge about the complicated effects of combining pychiatric drugs. But, as a general rule, St. John's Wort is an active antidepressant with a mode... Read more »

Re: St Johns Wort with Wellbutrin

I thought St. John's Wort wasn't good to take with HIV medicine. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont: Proceeds of New Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream to Benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sir Elton John Urges UK and U.S. to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

In recent communications to both the UK and US governments, Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, has called for a renewal of both governments' commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. John called... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Elton John Oscar Party Raises Millions for AIDS Research

Elton John's latest Oscar party on February 24 raised an impressive $6 million for AIDS research this year. The annual event has brought in a total of more than $300 million in funds throughout the last 21 years and is considered to be a popular... 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 »

Yes, another oral worry wort!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 3 years ago, I was the insertive partner in fellatio. I do not know the HIV status of the guy that "performed". In fact, I had never met him in my life. (stupid, I know) However, after this incident, I came down with the worst sore throat... Read more »

John in London

Posted by Anonymous
How is your prognosis going, John??

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Posted by Anonymous
JOHN is A FOOL with HIV and soon to be AIDS cause noone will give his therapy!! JOHN "HIV" in London!!

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