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Blackmores St Johns Wort
Blackmores St Johns Wort
Blackmores St John's Wort is formulated to replicate the exact dose used in clinical trials where it was shown to be effective in relieving prolonged:
* low mood or despondency
* feeling of sadness and/or tearfulness
* loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities
* physical and emotional agitation or slowness
* irritability and fatigue
Features and benefits:
* Formulated to replicate the dose used in clinical trials
* Standardised potency, contains 990 mcg of hypericin derivatives in each tablet
How it works Investigation continues to determine how St Johnﾒs Wort works physiologically, and several mechanisms of action have been proposed. Although no single constituent of the plant can be considered to be responsible for the therapeutic action of the herb, hypericin (an oil-soluble anthraquinone glycoside) is considered to be an integral part of its action. The clinical studies showing that St Johns Wort is an effective treatment for low mood or despondency, used an extract of the leaves, stems and flowers standardised to contain 0.33% of hypericin.
Dosage Adults - Take 1 tablet 3 times daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed. Children (under 12 years) -
Active Ingredients Per Tablet Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) extract equivalent to dry flowering herb top (standardised to contain hypericin derivatives 990 mcg) 1.8g (1800mg)
Only as professionally prescribed Cautions * If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. * Seek the advice of your healthcare professional before use in pregnancy. * Always read the label. Use only as directed. Side Effects May rarely cause photosensitive skin rash, mild gastrointestinal symptoms, tiredness or restlessness.
Medicine Interactions Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking, or think you may be taking, warfarin, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), cyclosporine, tacrolimus (anti-transplant rejection), protease inhibitors or reverse transcriptase inhibitors (antiviral drugs), methadone, amitriptyline, simvastatin, atorvastatin, omeprazole, irinotecan or imatinib (cancer drugs). St Johnﾒs wort has been noted to increase the action of the hepatic P450 enzyme system, which may decrease the efficacy of these medications. Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking prescription antidepressants (tricyclics or SSRIs). St Johns wort may interfere with the action of these medications. Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking digoxin. St Johnﾒs wort may interfere with the action of this medication.