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Is There Any Problem With Taking St. John's Wort While On HIV Meds

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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 as one of many blends of herbs ingredients (Valerian Root extract 20mg, Passion Flower Extract 10mg, and proprietary blend of herbs(Licrice Root,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to determine so the best general advice would be to avoid St Johns wort altogether if taking Atripla or at least inform your HIV specialist so that more careful monitoring can be implemented. KH Read more »

St. John's Wort and many of my meds!

Six days ago, I started taking anti-depression pills that I purchased at a health food store--along... Read more »

Sustiva & St. John's Wort -- Aerial Parts?

Hi, Dr. Bob!I might be posting this in the wrong category, but I read your responses routinely and... 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 Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Questions & Answers: A Trial of St. John's Wort ( Hypericum perforatum ) for the Treatment of Major Depression

... Background on St. John's Wort and Depression About the Trial Conclusion and Future Research For Additional Reading Background on St. John's Wort 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 Read more »
Project Inform

NIH Study Cautions Use of St. Johns Wort with Anti-HIV Drugs

...quickly lead to the development of resistance to indinavir. Individuals commonly use St. Johns Wort as a mild antidepressant. St. John's Wort is also likely to significantly decrease blood levels of some other protease inhibitors as well as... Read more »
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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 »

taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

I lost my resistance to almost every med!

Posted by Anonymous
...about 4 week.( don't take much garlic with the hiv meds cause they compete for digestion in the liver and you can get serious problems if you take them together like st. johns wort) then back on the meds/switching then back off for a few weeks.... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...need help here have been positive for 10 months, on meds doing great, how do i go about forgiving myself for being so careless to getting it and how do i let go of the anger? i know Read more »